Basic Vegetable Stock

Make a hearty and healthy soup with this low-fat recipe for the perfect veggie base.

Number of servings : 4 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Type of meal : | Soups | Soups

Special diet : | Low fat


2 large carrots, coarsely chopped
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
1 large tomato, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 medium turnip, coarsely chopped
1 small parsnip, coarsely chopped
1 cup shredded Romaine lettuce
6 sprigs parsley
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
¾ teaspoon dried thyme
7 cups water


  1. In large stockpot, combine carrots, onion, celery, tomato, turnip, parsnip, lettuce, parsley, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme. Add water.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, skimming foam from surface as necessary.
  3. Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Line strainer with two layers of dampened cheesecloth. Strain stock into large bowl.
  5. Discard vegetables and herbs. Cool stock completely.

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