5 Easy Recipes to Reduce Food Waste

Photography By Sindy Gonzalez | Last Updated March 26, 2018
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using food scraps to reduce food waste
Save those scraps! Try one of these creative recipes for utilizing leftovers that might otherwise be trashed.


Looking for ways to use food scraps destined for the trash or compost bin? Try these recipe ideas to reduce food waste, while adding variety to your menu planning.

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Golden Tile Fish with Pesto-Pecan Crust

Pecan Pesto Golden Tilefish
Leftover nut milk pulp makes good use of what might otherwise be considered food waste.

Juice Pulp Crackers

Vegan juice pulp crackers
Don't throw away that juicing pulp! Instead, make it into a delicious and nutritious snack.

Pecan Shortbread

Pecan meal shortbread and milk
Make pecan milk and use the leftover meal to mix up a batch of these cookies. Or you can purchase pecan meal from Congaree and Penn Farm, available at area farmers markets.

Chickpea Socca with Radish Salad & Carrot Top Pesto

Chickpea Socca with Easter Egg Radish Salad and Carrot Top Mint Pesto
Also called farinata, torta di ceci or cecina, socca is a type of unleavened pancake or crêpe made from chickpea flour.

Carrot Top Pesto Tartines

Don’t throw away those carrot top greens! Instead, make pesto and tartines.

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