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Easy 20 Minute Vegetable Broth |Ready in about 45 minutes, this recipe yields 1 quart of broth.

Easy 20-Minute Vegetable Broth

Use as a base for soups or to boost the flavor in risottos, pasta, and casseroles. This recipe yields 1 quart of broth.
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Servings: 1 quart
Author: Holly Gray


  • 1 cup leeks white and light green parts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes undrained


  • Place leeks, carrots, salt, bay leaf, thyme, and tomatoes in a large pot with 4 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain into a large bowl, pressing down on the vegetables to get as much liquid as possible.
  • Return stock to the pot and discard the vegetables.
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