April: Easy & Tasty Zero Waste Recipes

May 10, 2023 by benoit.liegey.contact

What’s in Season For April?

April showers bring May flowers, as well as some amazing fruits and vegetables! 

Many don’t realize the amount of food that can be saved while preparing food. A lemon peel here, a radish top there, it adds up! These scraps leftover from your meals can be transformed into a delicious side, topping, or meal of its own with just a little creativity.

The month of April has some interesting in-season produce, all paired with delicious and unique recipes! Lemons, radishes, pink lady apples, and asparagus are the lovely fruits and vegetables we’ve chosen to highlight this month. As we slowly emerge from our slump, hibernating during the winter months and getting ready for summer, here are our takes of refreshing and delicious zero waste recipes. We hope you enjoy the recipes we curated, let us know what you think on any of our social media pages!


Why is it delicious?
This recipe can be eaten in a variety of ways, including on top of your yogurt, toast, or french toast, mixed into cocktails, and even as a dipping sauce! If a recipe calls for the juice or zest of a lemon, save the lemon peel to make this delicious lemon marmalade! The peel can be kept in the freezer until you have enough for this recipe!

Why is it Zero Food Waste?
After using the juice of the lemon for other recipes, this Lemon Marmalade uses the rest of the fruit, leaving nothing behind!

Lemon Marmalade

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 1hr 20 min
  • Serves: 12 people


What makes this recipe delicious?
Radishes can taste quite odd on its own. A little bit zingy and spicy with a strange aftertaste. Despite that, radishes are super refreshing and crunchy, which provides an amazing element to any salad (especially this one). Paired together with the pesto and other veg, you’ll come to see why radishes can be bomb.com.

What makes this recipe zero waste?
In this recipe, we use the tops of the radish to make the pesto! Now, the leafy greens that normally get tossed or composted get to be the spotlight of the dish!

Cherry Tomato and Radish Salad with Burrata and Homemade Pesto

  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Serves: 4-6 people

pink lady apple

What makes this recipe delicious?
This is a healthy and delicious recipe to use when trying to find on-the-go snacks! It’s like an on-the-go apple pie!

What makes this recipe zero waste?
This recipe uses almost all of the apple, the only thing left is the core, which can be used to make homemade Apple Cider Vinegar! If you are trying to reduce your use of one-time use products, the parchment paper can be replaced with a silicone baking sheet!

Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

  • Prep Time: 20min
  • Total Time: 5hr 40 min
  • Serves: 24 people


What makes this recipe delicious?
This recipe is bursting with savory flavor! The umami of the mushroom and the creamy texture of the risotto is an experience to leave you wanting more!

What makes this recipe zero waste?
This recipe uses every part of all the ingredients! The leftover vegetables from the vegetable stock can be blended up to be used in soup as a thickening agent, or eaten on top of rice or salad!

Veggie-Packed Asparagus Risotto

  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Total Time: 60 min
  • Serves: 4 people

Our recipes will be released weekly. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about food waste prevention in the link provided!

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