Over-ripe fruit and the skins of fruit are often thrown away. But they contain lots of nutrients and can add flavor and texture to recipes.
Here are some ideas for ways to use over-ripe fruit and skins you may otherwise have put in the bin:
- Freeze ripe bananas and use in smoothies or home baking.
- Grate the rind off lemons & limes and use in salads, smoothies or pesto, or freeze for later use.
- Wash and hull leftover summer berries, place them onto a baking sheet and into the freezer. The next day remove from the baking sheet, place them into a zip-lock bag, and leave in the freezer for future use.
- Grate apples with their skins on to retain the nutrients. Use these in salads, porridge or muffins.
- Blend together any fruit that is going soft and put in ice cube trays. Freeze then transfer to zip-lock bags. These can be used in baking or smoothies.
Go to www.lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz for more ideas on reducing food waste.