Vegetable broth

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Brodo vegetale

Vegetable broth, known in Italy as brodo vegetale, is a delicious and healthy base for many Italian dishes such as risotto and all kinds of soups like the famous minestrone or tortellini in brodo. There are many ways to make a homemade vegetable broth. Here we want to introduce you to one of the many Italian variations. It is easy to prepare and provides a delicious flavor base for many dishes. In this recipe we will show you how to make a delicious vegetable broth with ingredients such as carrots, celery, onions and tomatoes for an intense and balanced flavor.

4.50 from 72 ratings
Super easy and healthy to prepare!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 6kcal
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 6kcal
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients list

  • 1,5 l water
  • 150 g carrots
  • 100 g celery
  • 150 g onions
  • 100 g leeks
  • 10 g parsley
  • 100 g vine tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 g salt
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin



  • First peel the carrots and cut them into rough slices. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half.
    150 g carrots, 100 g vine tomatoes
  • Wash the leeks and celery thoroughly and cut into rings.
    100 g leeks, 100 g celery
  • Peel and coarsely dice the onion and garlic.
    150 g onions, 1 clove garlic
  • Now put a large pot on the stove and heat the olive oil in it. Add the onion and garlic and sauté. Then add the rest of the vegetables and sauté briefly.
    1 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • Then deglaze with the water and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat, add the peppercorns, bay leaf, chopped parsley and salt and simmer for an hour.
    1,5 l water, 10 g parsley, 1 bay leaf, 10 g salt, 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • Then strain the broth through a very fine-mesh sieve and collect it in a container below. Repeat the process until the broth is completely clear.
    Buon appetito!


The clear vegetable broth will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. Alternatively, you can also freeze it in portions.
Calories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.4g (1%)Fat: 0.1gSaturated fatty acids: 0.02gPolyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.02gMonounsaturated fatty acids: 0.04g

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