Easy & Tasty Zero Waste Recipe: Zero-waste Vegetable Broth

2 min readOct 7, 2022


  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 50 min
  • Yields: 6 cups

Why is it delicious?

Since food waste is becoming so prevalent in our lives, it is our job to come up with some creative ways to use our food scraps that don’t include feeding them to our pups. This zero-waste vegetable broth helps you save those scraps that usually end up in the trash. It is simple and customizable, and once made; you’ll have vegetable broth for any time you need it!

Why is it Zero Food Waste?

Food waste is a big problem for home and commercial kitchens. Most of our food waste is made up of inedible produce. With this recipe, you can ensure nothing is left unused.


  • 2 cups frozen leftover vegetable peelings (onion, garlic skins, carrot tops and peels, mushroom stems)
  • Bay leaves
  • Peppercorn
  • 1 tablespoon Salt


  1. Gather your frozen vegetable scraps and other ingredients into a pot.
  2. Add an equal amount of water to your pot so that the vegetables are covered but not drowning in the water.
  3. Add your salt, a generous amount of peppercorn, and a few bay leaves. Then bring your mixture to a boil. Once boiling, bring your stock to a low simmer and cook for about 40 minutes.

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