Broccoli Leaves Vegetable Broth

How to make vegetable broth with broccoli leaves - learn how to cook with broccoli leaves! This is a healthy, easy recipe that you can use in soups, casseroles, slow cooker, rice dishes, and more.  Broccoli leaves and stems are filled with health benefits, so make sure to use them!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli leaves
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 7 cups
Calories 70kcal


  • 1 pound broccoi leaves and stalks cleaned
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • other vegetable scraps optional


  • Add broccoli leaves, water, garlic, salt and bay leaves to a large pot. If adding additional vegetables scraps, add them in too. Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, cover with a lid and turn to low. Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Pour the broth through a colander, catching the liquid broth in a bowl below. Discard (or composthe broccoli leaves.
  • You can use the vegetable broth immediately or freeze for later use. This broth is great in any recipe that calls for broth!



Calories: 70kcal