Tip — 29.05.2019

Salad days are here again

Salads are tasty and full of nutrients. Unfortunately, it is estimated that more than 40 per cent of bagged salads sold in the UK are thrown away. Not only the salad itself, but also the immense amount of resources used to grow the produce are wasted and the plastic bags as well. Here are some tips and tricks to put salads on the table again.

A Delicious Barbecue

A good way to use leftover salad leaves is barbecuing. Start by cutting the lettuce, cucumber, beetroot, carrot and peppers into wedges. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt/herbs/spices, and barbecue the marinated wedges. You can serve them with mayonnaise, orange zest or even toasted nuts.

Green pancakes are a delicious way to use up leftover veggies

Green Pancakes
You can add both colour and delicious flavours to your savoury pancakes by simply blending a bunch of baby spinach in with your pancake batter. You can also try it with parsley, fresh mint or even dill.

Leftover leaves with pasta

Pasta with Leaves
A delicious way of using leftover leaves is to mix them with pasta. Chop your leaves, drizzle them with olive oil, stir into the hot pasta and finish with a touch of parmesan cheese. Delicious!

Pesto made from salad leaves

Pesto
Many people think that basil is the only pesto. Wrong! You can make a pesto with any aromatic leaves. Coupled with any kind of chopped nuts you have to hand; your surplus leaves will enhance any dish!

Green smoothies

Green Smoothie
Bagged salads are great ingredients for a tasty smoothie full of vitamins. Simply add them to your blender with any ingredient you prefer – apples, ginger, lime, banana or lemon.

Don’t forget, the next time you see a sorry bag of salad in your fridge, it’s a great opportunity to try out one of the delicious treats above.

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