Recipe: Homemade vegetable broth

Homemade vegetable broth is a wonderful base for many dishes and is very easy to prepare. Not only is it healthy and free of additives, it is also a perfect way to make good use of vegetable waste. Ideal for students who value a quick and nutritious meal.

Ingredients (for 2 bottles):

  • 2 large carrots
  • ½ medium sized celery root
  • 1 leek
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 juniper berries
  • 2½ liters of cold water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 2 stalks flat-leaf parsley


Step 1: Preparation

  • Prepare the vegetables: Wash and clean the carrots, celery and leek thoroughly. Peel the carrots and celery and cut into pieces about 2 x 2 cm in size. Cut the leek into slices.
  • Onion and garlic: Peel the onion and garlic clove and chop roughly.
  • In the pot: Place the carrots, celery, leek, onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and juniper berries in a large pot. Cover with cold water (approx. 2½ litres).

Step 2: Cooking

  • Bring to the boil: Add salt and peppercorns. Bring everything to the boil over medium heat. Skim off any foam that appears with a slotted spoon.
  • Simmer: Allow the broth to simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes.

Step 3: Strain and serve

  • Sieve: At the end of the cooking time, pour the broth through a fine sieve to obtain a clear vegetable broth.
  • To refine: To serve, chop some fresh parsley and sprinkle over the broth.

The recipe makes about 2 liters of aromatic vegetable broth, which can be used as a base for soups, stews or risotto. Enjoy!

Advantages of homemade vegetable broth:

  • Healthy: Free from artificial additives and rich in nutrients.
  • Versatile: Can be used as a base for many dishes.
  • Sustainable: Helps to make sensible use of vegetable waste.
  • Simple: Easy and quick to prepare, ideal for students.
  • Shelf life: The vegetable broth will last for around 5-7 days in the fridge, e.g. in jars. You can also freeze the vegetable broth! If you want to use it to make sauces or vegetable stir-fries, we recommend pouring the broth into an ice cube tray. This makes it easy to portion the broth.

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