Homemade vegetable stock powder

Healthy alternative to ready-made bouillon powder

1y ago

I always loved it to season nearly every dish with bouillon powder. But if you look at all these food additives they put in the bouillon you don't want to have anything of that in your meals. Even if they say they don't use food flavour enhancers you often find yeast extract and way too much salt among the ingredients.

You find a lot of recipes for vegetable stock powder where you have to bake the vegetables for hours. That's too complicated and time-consuming for me and I also shy away from the energy costs. So I looked for an easy to use alternative.

Now I simply buy freeze-dried soup vegetables (here in Germany e. g. Aldi and Lidl have special offers on a regular basis) and chop it with an old electric coffee mill. If you like you can also chop freeze-dried salad herbs and mix them in.

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Comments (5)

  • I will have to keep it in mind if we head back to Europe for one of my husband’s jobs. I like cooking well enough, but we definitely don’t have freeze dried veggies easily available in the states. You are right, drying them out takes too much time, work, and energy cost for most people.

      1 year ago
    • I'm surprised to here that. Here in Germany you can literally find them in every larger supermarket.

        1 year ago
  • I had never thought about making my own veg stock powder. I'll definitely give this a go. Thanks Tiana!

      1 year ago
  • Interesting tip...I will keep that one in mind.

    Welcome to FoodTribe!

      1 year ago