Vegetarian Broth

Using a gallon size freezer bag, save and freeze spare cuttings from all your cleaned and scrubbed fresh vegetables: onion skins, zucchini and cucumber ends, potato peels, carrot tips, carrot peels, tomatoes, celery, greens, garlic paper. The possibilities are endless!


When the freezer bag is full:

  1. Pour the frozen cuttings into a large cooking pan. Fill with water (ratio 2 - 3 parts water to vegetables).
  2. Bring to boil and simmer until you get a rich, nice looking broth.
  3. Strain the broth into another pan (the veggies can be composted).

You've now got a healthy vegetarian broth, that was virtually free. For soup, use cooked pasta, cubed or sliced fresh veggies, frozen veggies, cooked lentils, cooked beans, cooked rice. Bring to a boil, simmer till the veggies are done, and spice to taste. Go through your fridge and cupboards and use your leftovers and imagination!

By Laura from Long Beach, CA

December 28, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for the money saving tip. Now instead of throwing my vegetable peels in the garbage, I'll freeze the scraps and make vegetable broth.

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December 29, 20070 found this helpful

Being vegetarian, I appreciate (and will use) this recipe. Thanks!

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January 2, 20080 found this helpful

Roasting the veggies first gives the broth a nice flavor.

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