- 1 carrots, roughly chopped
- 1 ribs of celery, roughly chopped
- 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
- 4 cups of vegetable scraps
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
- one inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 bay leaves
- a few sprigs of thyme or rosemary
- a handful of parsley or cilantro
- salt to taste
- 12–14 cups of clean water (I use about 3 and 1/2 quarts)
- Place everything in a large stock pot. Add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 1 hour.
- Turn off heat. Using tongs or slotted spoon, remove solids. Then strain through a mesh sieve.
- Store in airtight jar for up to a week. Or freeze in small portions for use later.
I’ve seen recipes where you saute the carrots, celery, and onion in a bit of oil before you add water. Feel free to do this if you like. It does add a nice flavor. But I’ve been doing this broth for a long time and love how easy and delicious it is just the way it is.