Vegetable broth powder (also known as vegetable stock powder) can be substituted for liquid broth, stock, or bouillon cubes in any recipe. This versatile ingredient can be used to make soups, sauces, and gravies. It makes a great seasoning, too! It can serve as a dry rub or be sprinkled on as an alternative to salt. Any dish that needs an extra dose of rich, veggie flavor can be enhanced with vegetable broth powder.
In its purest form, vegetable powder is flavorful, all-natural, and nutritious. Unfortunately it can be hard to find pure commercially produced vegetable powder. Storebought versions may contain high amounts of sodium, MSG, colorings, or preservatives. The good news is that it is incredibly easy to make your own all-natural vegetable powder at home.
You can find many recipes online for making your own homemade vegetable powder with fresh vegetables. However, if you want the ease and convenience of veggie powder without all the peeling, chopping, and dehydrating, you can make your own using premium quality dehydrated vegetables from Harmony House Foods. Our dried vegetables contain no additives or preservatives and are also non-GMO, kosher, and gluten free.
Veggie Broth Powder in 4 Easy Steps
Select a variety of dehydrated vegetables to use in your powdered vegetable stock. Onions, celery, carrots, and peas are some of the most popular powdered vegetable broth ingredients, but you can use your imagination here. Add in any veggies you love!
Mix all ingredients together and pulverize them to a powder using a blender, food processor, coffee grinder, or spice grinder.
Season to your taste and dietary needs. Add salt, if you wish, and a blend of your own favorite dried herbs and spices to the powdered vegetables. A few favorites include black pepper, basil, thyme, paprika, nutritional yeast, celery seed, and marjoram.
Store your vegetable powder in an airtight container in a dark, cool, dry place. If stored correctly, your vegetable broth powder will keep for months without refrigeration.
Veggie Broth Powder Ingredients
Choose a variety of your favorite dehydrated vegetables to make your own custom vegetable stock powder. Imagine you are inventing your own recipe for vegetable soup—balance the flavors to fit your palette. Add extra onions for a more savory soup broth or tons of carrots for a sweet flavor profile. You are in control! Here are a few possible ingredients to choose from:
If you don’t want to create your own recipe, the easiest way to make veggie broth powder is to grind up our Dried Vegetable Soup Mix. This rich and tasty vegetable soup contains only highest quality premium dried vegetables, including carrots, onions, tomatoes, peas, celery, green bell peppers, green beans, and parsley. It comes unseasoned, so you can still control the amount of sodium that goes into the blend.
Read this Harmony House blog to learn how to make 20 other tasty recipes with our Dried Vegetable Soup Mix.
Uses for Vegetable Stock Powder
Reconstitute with water to make a quick vegetarian stock. Just add 1 tablespoon of vegetable powder for every cup of boiling water.
Add vegetable powder directly to the water when making rice, quinoa, kasha, polenta, grits, or any other grain for a quick and easy vegetarian side dish.
Homemade vegetable powder is a tasty seasoning. Just sprinkle the powder on as you would salt. Try it on popcorn!
Add to cream cheese to make a tasty vegetable spread for bagels, bread, or crackers.
To make vegetarian gravy, add 2 tablespoons of your homemade vegetable powder to 1 cup of water and simmer to reduce. Thicken with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, or other favorite thickening agent.
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