Salt-Free Homemade Vegetable Stock

salt free homemade vegetable stock plantplate

Here is a salt-free and oil-free Homemade Vegetable Stock recipe from PlantPlate.

Making your own vegetable stock doesn’t really take all that long, and it’s nice to have control over the ingredients.

Since vegetable stock is such a good addition to most recipes, even just for sauteing the vegetables, a homemade stock sure makes a difference.

Not only can you then be sure it’s salt-free and oil-free (unlike most store bought brands—although there is the odd oil-free variety), but it will taste better too.

Ever purchased a store-bought vegetable stock, only to have it end up “ruining” a recipe?

Maybe it was the excess salt, the oil, or that chemically-garlic taste. All of which you won’t need to worry about when you make your own.

The fresh vegetables and herbs give the stock, and your recipe, the clean flavour it needs.


  • onion
  • leek
  • celery
  • carrots
  • fennel bulb
  • mushrooms
  • herbs & spices: bay leaves, parsley, thyme, oregano, black peppercorns

Note(s): Once you’ve made a large batch of vegetable stock, you can freeze any extra that you’re not going to use right away.

Pouring the stock into ice cube trays (opting for plastic-free for a more eco-friendly option) allows for more portioned sized servings, so you can use as many, or as few, as you like.

Because sometimes, like when you’re only sauteing vegetables, you don’t really need that much stock. A cube or two would probably do just fine.

For larger recipes, just add in a few more vegetable stock cubes. Then give them a bit of extra time to thaw before you add in the vegetables.

Find the full recipe for this salt-free vegetable stock on PlantPlate.

After you’ve made your vegetable stock, why not use it to make a homemade soup or stew?

Plus, you can freeze any left-over soup or stew as well (if there is any), which is great for those busy weeknights when you want a hearty meal, but don’t want to make it.

Or check out a few other oil-free vegan recipes you might like to try.

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