Friday, January 13, 2012

Delicious Vegetable Stock from Leftover Vegetable Pulp

Want to use that gorgeous, healthy pulp from juicing?  Well here's a great idea for you.  This week I made a huge batch of green juice and used the vegetable pulp to make a stock.  I have to say this stock is outrageous, bursting with deep flavors of kale and carrots!  Perfect for your vegetable or meat-based soups.
Vegetable Stock
Pulp from: 3.5 lbs. of carrots, 1.5 lb. of cucumbers, 10 oz of spinach, 1 lb. of kale 
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
6 garlic cloves, smashed
3 bay leaves
6 fresh sprigs of thyme
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon peppercorns 
Filtered water (1 or 1 1/2 gallons)

How To:
1.  In a large stock pot, combine above ingredients
2.  Simmer for about an hour and a half 
3.  Skim off foam once in a while
4.  Let cool
5.  Strain through cheesecloth and mesh strainer (place cheese cloth on top of a mesh strainer)
6.  Store as desired

Shared on: Wellness Weekend


  1. gfe--gluten free easilyJanuary 14, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Fabulous idea, Amber! Don't waste any food that's still full of nutrients, right? I'd love to taste this stock. :-)


  2. Good Morning Shirley,

    Thanks so much!

    Have a beautiful weekend.


  3. eva @VegucatingMyKidJanuary 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    BRILLIANT!!! i am an avid veggie juicer (more veggie than fruit) so this is perfect for me!!

  4. Hi There Eva,

    Great! The pulp really does start to add up doesn't it!

    Have a great weekend.

    Be Well,

  5. Excellent idea; just started juicing a few weeks ago and while I've frozen some of the fruit dredges, this is a great way to use the veg (and it can be frozen, too). Thanks so much.

  6. Oh, I really like the idea of freezing the fruit pulp! Great tip.

    Be Well,

  7. Wish I had a juicer:( The good ones are beyond my budget in the UK! This stock looks so good!

  8. Hi There Vicky,

    Have you tried Ebay? They might have some good deals. I use a Jack LaLanne juicer. I bought it while I was in graduate school (10 years ago) and it's still running great!! I Googled the juicer and found a link (below) that has JL juicers between $50 - $100. Not too bad, but they are expensive if you're on a budget. I would definitely reference the internet though for deals if you are really considering one. They are worth their weight in gold and last forever!



  9. Megan @ MAID in AlaskaJanuary 15, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Hi Amber - what a great idea!! Every time I've juiced I've nearly gotten sick throwing out all of the pulp. What a waste. :( This is a perfect idea (why didn't I think of that?), thank you!

    Great to meet you through cyberspace!

    1. Hi There Megan,

      I know what you mean, I have such a hard time throwing away food! I've been reading some other Facebook pages chatting about left over pulp...other suggestions include using the pulp in muffins, dog food, or dehydrated crackers. Some great ideas. By the you blog lady. :-)
      My sweet-pea son suffers from eczema and is on an allergy-free diet so I love to read other blogs that focus on allergy-free cooking! Keep up the great work!




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