Launching Soon – Join our Waitlist
Light Vegetable Broth

Light Vegetable Broth

Prep: 10 min
Cook: 1 hr 35 min
Total: 4 hr
Servings: 8

Use this light, all-purpose, salt-free broth in any recipe calling for any kind of broth.

Author NutritionFacts
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 8 Cups of Vegetable Broth (8 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Stock pot, blender, fine-mesh sieve
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, cored and halved
  • 2 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • (Optional) 2-inch piece of kombu
  • ½ cup fresh, coarsely chopped parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste
  • Dr. Greger's Special Spice Blend, to taste
Recipe Directions


  • In a large pot, heat 1 cup of water over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, mushrooms, kombu (if using), parsley, bay leaves, and black pepper. Add 7 cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low and simmer for 1½ hours.
  • Remove from the heat, let cool slightly; then remove and discard the kombu (if used). Transfer the broth to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Strain the blended broth through a fine-mesh sieve back into the pot or a large bowl, pressing the vegetables against the sieve to release their juices. Ladle about ⅓ cup of the broth into a small bowl or cup. Add the miso paste and Dr. Greger's Special Spice Blend to taste and stir well before incorporating back into the broth.
  • Let the broth cool to room temperature before dividing into containers with tight-sealing lids and storing in the refrigerator or freezer. Properly stored, the broth will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 Cups of Vegetable Broth
Servings: 8
Information per serving:
Energy: 28.2 kcal
Carbohydrate: 5.8 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Sugar: 2.3 g
Fat: 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 0.1 g
Omega-3: 0 g
Omega-6: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 6.3 mg 1% DV
Folate: 16.2 µg 4% DV
A: 2887.5 IU 124% DV
B1: 0 mg 3% DV
B2: 0 mg 3% DV
B3: 0.4 mg 3% DV
B5: 0.3 mg 6% DV
B6: 0.1 mg 7% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 9.1 mg 12% DV
D: 1.3 IU 0% DV
E: 0.3 mg 2% DV
K: 68.2 µg 76% DV
Calcium: 25.6 mg 3% DV
Copper: 0.1 mg 8% DV
Iron: 0.7 mg 4% DV
Magnesium: 8.8 mg 3% DV
Manganese: 0.2 mg 9% DV
Phosphorus: 19.7 mg 3% DV
Potassium: 144.4 mg 3% DV
Selenium: 1.6 µg 3% DV
Sodium: 158.9 mg 11% DV
Zinc: 0.2 mg 3% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

This recipe can be found in the How Not to Diet Cookbook

image of How Not to Diet Cookbook

Recipe attribution: Excerpted from THE HOW NOT TO DIET COOKBOOK: 100+ Recipes for Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger. Copyright © 2020 by Michael Greger. Reprinted with permission from Flatiron Books. All rights reserved.

What is Every Vegan Recipe?

At Every Vegan Recipe, we're building the largest vegan recipe-sharing platform ever created. Share and find thousands of recipes, how-to videos, and inspiration. Our platform will always be ad-free, privacy focused, and international, aiming to launch in English and Spanish.

When our platform launches we will have reviews, an area to ask recipe creators questions, nearly 100 categories (like whole food diet, high protein, Sattvic food, dinner recipes, or low calorie), a robust search feature, tons of helpful videos, content to help you cook, and so much more.

This recipe is a small sample of what's to come. Please consider joining our VIP list by clicking the button below and get access to our platform when it launches for early access.