11 Ways to Use Ingredients You'd Normally Toss
Tangy Broccoli Salad
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Broccoli Stems
Here's a type of veggie noodle you've probably never had. The "pasta" is made from peeled and shaved broccoli stems.
Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Carrot Tops
Yes, you're essentially dipping carrots in carrots. And yes, it's delicious.
No-Waste Almond Pulp Crackers
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Almond Pulp
Homemade almond milk calls for a lot of almonds, and throwing them away after you soak them would be a shame. Blogger Lauren Kelp created these crackers, so you now have a delicious use for almond pulp.
Glazed Celery and Fennel
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Fennel Fronds, Celery Leaves, and Onion Tops
This pretty, warm salad uses three ingredients you might typically toss: fennel fronds, celery leaves, and onion tops. The green trio is coursely chopped and sprinkled on top of the salad.
Beef Bone Broth
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Beef Bones
In light of the recent bone broth trend, don't toss your beef soup bones. Instead, make your own flavorful broth.
Chicken Bone Broth
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Chicken Bones
Same thing goes for chicken—don't throw those bones! First make bone broth, then use the meat however you'd like.
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Parmesan Rind
Bolognese might be a dish you already make all the time, but you need to try this cheesy twist. Stir a leftover Parmesan rind into the sauce for an extra bit of flavor.
Roasted Beet Salad with Shredded Greens, Golden Raisins, and Pine Nuts
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Beet Tops
While you might typically toss beet tops after trimming them, this salad says don't. Sliced beet greens make for a pretty and flavorful salad when tossed with olive oil and warm beets.
Wilted Greens and Eggs
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Wilted Spinach
Are you the type to get rid of anything that's even slightly wilted? Stop! Take your slightly wilted spinach and cook it in vinegar, brown sugar, paprika, olive oil, and garlic for intentionally spiced and wilted greens.
Radishes with Crispy Prosciutto
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Radish Tops
Look for radishes with greens that are bright-colored and free of holes, so you can use the full vegetable. Besides radishes and prosciutto, this 25-minute side dish also features shallots and arugula.
Ingredient You Shouldn't Toss: Pickle Juice
Once you're done with a jar of dill pickles, don't pour the juice down the drain. It gives chicken a delicious flavor that no other ingredient can.