Did you know many brands of store-bought liquid stocks or stock cubes may contain
gluten, lactose, yeast or flavour enhancers? You can purchase a natural stock
from health food stores that is gluten free, lactose free and yeast free or alternatively you can
make your own by following our flavour-packed recipe below.

Our simple Vegetable Stock recipe is full of aromatic vegetables and fresh herbs that
enhance the flavour of your savoury recipes.

Why not make up a large batch every now and then and freeze in portion sizes for
ready to go stock. Making your own stock is a great way to add nutrients to savoury

Homemade Vegetable Stock

A super simple vegetable stock recipe with fresh aromatics.
Keyword Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, FODMAP Friendly (option), Fructose Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Preservative Free, Processed Sugar Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1/2 head Garlic, unpeeled and sliced in half through centre of cloves
  • 4 stalks Celery, roughly chopped
  • 3 large Carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 Leek, roughly chopped
  • 1 large Brown Onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 Turnip, Parsnip or Swede, roughly chopped
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh Parsley
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 5 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • Pinch Pink Salt
  • 4 Litres Cold Water


  • In a large soup pot bring all ingredients to the boil. 
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 2 hours occasionally 
  • skimming the surface for foam-like impurities that rise to the surface. 
  • Pass the stock through a fine sieve. Discard vegetables and herbs. 
  • Allow to cool. Refrigerate or freeze in portions 


Make It Personal:
  • Adjust ratios of vegetables and herbs to liking.
Recipe Tips:
  • To enhance sweeter and more developed flavours, sauté vegetables in olive oil for a few minutes prior to adding water.
  • Use cold water to extract the most flavour out of your vegetables.
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Casey-Lee Lyons

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