Vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Around 40-45 minutes

This simple vegetarian gravy recipe is a winner and great to have on hand for veggie friends and family.

Bonus tip: freeze any leftovers in ice cube trays for use another time.

Take a look at our similar veggie gravy recipe too.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 large leek, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml vegetable stock (made from good-quality vegetable bouillon)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Heat olive oil in a roasting tin or frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot and leek. Cook for a good 30 minutes, until the vegetables are really soft and beginning to turn a golden brown.
  2. Stir in plain flour and cook for a couple of minutes, then gradually add vegetable stock. Simmer for a couple of minutes, then add soy sauce. Strain the gravy through a fine sieve, pressing the vegetables into the sieve with the back of a wooden spoon to release the flavours. Season to taste, then serve in a warmed jug.


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