Speedy simple vegetable broth

This is a simple, light vegetable broth which can be made in about 5 minutes flat – as we did tonight at 1am when we randomly felt hungry. It has a clean taste despite the potentially strong flavours that go into it, because it has so little of each. It’s also a great choice when feeling under the weather or a little nauseous because of its subtle taste and the vitamin boost from the veggies. In our case we just had it to be able to eat without getting overstuffed and being too uncomfortable to sleep right afterwards!

You can use any vegetables you have in this, for speed I used what I had in the freezer. Mix it up, see what you come up with 🙂


Ingredients – serves 3-4
1 vegetable stock cube, or 3/4 litre freshly made vegetable stock plus 1 cup water
About 1. 25 litre of water (or a bit more than the stock cube instructions recommend, whatever that is- omit this water if using homemade stock)
2 tbsp high quality crispy fried onion pieces, or half a small onion, diced, fried in 1tbsp oil and with a little salt
1/3 cup each of frozen peas, sweetcorn, cubed swede and green beans, or other veg of choice

1. Put everything in a saucepan
2. Bring to the boil on a medium heat
3. Allow to boil for 5 minutes, testing to make sure the vegetables are done
4. Your broth is ready. Enjoy!


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