Make Ahead

Homemade vegetableĀ bouillon

April 13, 2015
4 Ratings
Photo by One Tough Cookie
  • Makes About a Gallon of Bullion.
Author Notes

A one cup per teaspoon Vegetarian and Vegan Bouillon for all dishes that require Vegetable or other kind of stock. (in my experience beef stock can be emulated by adding cumin)

Originally from the blog One Tough Cookie.


What You'll Need
  • 150 grams leeks, sliced & washed
  • 200 grams fennel bulb, chopped
  • 200 grams carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 100 grams celery, Chopped
  • 100 grams Celery root (Celeriac), peeled and Chopped
  • 30 grams sun dried tomatoes
  • 10 grams Shallots, peeled
  • 3 Medium Garlic Cloves
  • 150 grams fine grain sea salt
  • 40 grams flat leaf parsley, losely chopped
  • 60 grams cilantro, losely chopped
  1. Process the first four ingredients in the food processor until fine, then add the next four ingredients and salt, pulsing until combined. Last, add the parsley and cilantro, and process until you have a loose, moist paste.
  2. Store bouillon in airtight containers in the freezer. It will last for months and you can always keep a small jar in the fridge for ready use. (If you use the full amount of salt, however, the bouillon won't freeze completely and will remain scoopable, even straight from the freezer.)
  3. Start with 1 teaspoon of bouillon for each cup (250 ml) of water, then adjust to your tastes.

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  • Holly
  • Lulu Lunn
    Lulu Lunn
  • susan carson
    susan carson

3 Reviews

Holly September 1, 2019
I made this years ago but usually lazy-ed out and used my favorite boxed chicken broth. This year when my husband decided to be a pescatarian/vegan, I tried commercial vegetarian broths, hated all of them, and frantically searched my freezer to find I still had one jar - yay! Ready to make a new batch - and since produce comes in such a variety of size, really appreciate the weights!!
Lulu L. July 21, 2019
I love this as an inclusion in just about everything. If a recipe calls for stock, use this instead. It also lasts in the fridge for many months.
We get together as a family & make enough jars for everyone to have one in their fridge.
susan C. February 27, 2017
Can you provide a rough conversion of grams for salt, as well as # of shallots and carrots?