Vegetable Broth Recipe

Step 1

Combine all ingredients except peppercorns and wine in a 4-quart pot. Pour over just enough water to cover and heat on high heat until liquid comes to a boil. Turn heat down, cover pot and keep broth at a slow simmer.

Step 2

When vegetables have simmered 30 minutes, add peppercorns and white wine and simmer for 10 minutes more. Strain through a medium-mesh strainer into a clean pot or heat-resistant plastic container. Let broth cool, uncovered, for an hour before putting it in the refrigerator.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Unpeeled carrots, sliced
  • 2 Leeks, both white and green
  • -parts, washed and sliced
  • 1 Green from the fennel bulb,
  • -or the bulb itself, sliced
  • 2 Turnips, peeled and sliced
  • 1lg Onion, sliced
  • 3 Unpeeled garlic cloves, cut
  • -in half
  • 1bn Parsley
  • 4 Fresh thyme sprigs
  • -OR
  • 1ts Dried thyme
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1c Mushroom stems
  • 1tb Black peppercorns
  • 1c Dry white wine

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