Vegetable Stock Substitutes

Vegetable Stock Substitutes

This article provides an overview of vegetable stock, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make vegetable stock substitutes.

What is Vegetable Stock?

Vegetable stock is a flavoring liquid made from cooking vegetables and herbs in water. Often the base is made with onion, garlic, leek, celery, carrot, and mushrooms. Additionally, herbs such as bay leaves, peppercorns, parsley ad thyme are usually added, however, you can add any vegetables or herbs as you please.

What does Vegetable Stock taste like?

Vegetable stock should have a balanced flavor and more body than normal water.  You should get notes from every vegetable and herb that is added in.

Is Vegetable Stock readily available in Supermarkets?

Vegetable stock should be readily available in supermarkets, where it is found either in the refrigerated section, in a liquid form, or in a powdered/granulated form in the sauces section.

What are some alternative names for Vegetable Stock?

Vegetable stock may sometimes be referred to as vegetable broth, they are the same thing.

What is a good substitute for Vegetable Stock in recipes?

Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for vegetable stock. These include:

  • You can easily make your own vegetable stock at home using roasted or boiled vegetables and herbs.
  • Alternatively, any other type of stock will work
    • Beef Stock
    • Chicken Stock
    • You will also often find that many beef and chicken stocks are actually just a flavoring and are in fact vegetarian