14 fruits and vegetables peels recipes

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In this post, you will read 14 fruits and vegetables peels recipes that can heavily reduce your kitchen waste, and help you save money.

If you’re that person who would like to reduce the waste or recycle whatever he can, then you probably asked yourself: what can I do with the peels? Or what is the best thing to do with vegetable peelings?

Well, fruits and vegetables peels can be used in many ways rather than throwing it in the bin!

I wrote earlier a few posts about how to reduce your waste to protect the environment, prevent pollution, preserve natural resources, and of course, save money. You can check out these posts:

• 35 unexpected benefits of orange peels
• 20 amazing reasons to keep silica gel packets
• 16 incredible health benefits of pomegranate peel
• 20 ways to reuse used coffee grounds
• 14 clever ways to reuse empty toilet paper rolls
• 8 brilliant uses of egg shells.

I also have written more posts about:

So, like the earlier post, here are 14 clever uses of your leftover fruits and vegetables peels instead of tossing them.

Fruits and vegetables peels recipes

How to wash the fruits and vegetables properly?

First of all, You need to know that fruits and vegetables may contain harmful germs that can make you and your family sick, like salmonella, E.coli, etc

The best way to wash the fruits and vegetables is by gently rubbing while holding under plain running water.
Dry them with a clean cloth or paper towel to further reduce bacteria that may be present.

14 delicious fruits and vegetables peels recipes to reduce your waste:

1/ watermelon rind jam no pectin:

If you want to know what to do with watermelon rind or peel, this Watermelon rind jam no pectin recipe is for you.
You only need 3 main ingredients for this this homemade jam (no pectin!).

All you need is watermelon peel, sugar, and lemon juice. If you’ve got those things, then you have everything you need to make your own homemade watermelon rind jam.

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2/ Banana peel bacon:

Banana peel vegan bacon can be very satisfying, and a good replacement for the real bacon.
It’s crispy, smoky, and full of flavour.

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3/ Banana peel vegan pulled pork sandwich!

Are you ready for your mind to be blown? Yes? Then check out this recipe for vegan pulled pork sandwiches using banana peels! Don’t believe it?

Well, I didn’t either until I tried it and I can tell you that it’s actually really good!

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4/ Broccoli stem salad:

Next time you eat Broccoli, never throw the stems away. Make this easy raw Broccoli Stalk Salad recipe using the bottom half of this superfood.

It’s healthy, easy and yummy!

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5/ Make vegetable broth:

Place vegetable peels and scraps in a bag in the freezer until you have enough to make a batch of homemade vegetable broth.

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6/ Make vegetable broth in crock pot!

Or you can learn how to make the vegetable broth in a crock pot following this easy recipe!

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7/ Add them to the bone broth:

Save all your veggie peels in a zip lock bag in the freezer and use them when you make bone broth, here is an easy bone broth with vegetable peels recipe:

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8/ Make air fryer potato peel chips:

If you are looking for a way to reduce your food waste, then you have to try these delicious air fryer potato peelings!

Perfect for a savory snack, these potato peel chips are seasoned with garlic and paprika before being air fried to crispy perfection.

Fruits and vegetables peels recipes

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9/ Rosemary Roasted Potato Peelings:

Think twice about discarding those potato peelings, instead, turn them into a delicious snack but roasting them with fresh rosemary and seasonings.

Rosemary Roasted Potato Peelings come out of the oven crispy and so flavorful. 

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10/ Make chocolate covered orange peels:

If you’re looking for dessert recipes with peels, then this recipe for you.

Orange peels should not be thrown in the trash! There are many health benefits and uses for orange peels.

One of its uses is this chocolate covered orange peel, which is a delicious and budget friendly treat.

Fruits and vegetables peels recipes

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11/ Make fruit vinegar:

This easy fermented fruit vinegar uses two ingredients: fruit and water. It’s the perfect way to use fruit scraps and overripe fruit to make homemade apple cider vinegar, berry vinegar, and more!

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12/ Make Pera Pina drink from pineapple peels!

Pera pina is a delicious Dominican drink made from pineapple peel and rice. This refreshing and delicious pineapple rice drink is perfect during the hot summer months! 

Fruits and vegetables peels recipes

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13/ Make pineapple peel detox tea:

In this detox tea recipe, we use something that is usually a neglected part of the fruit, which is its peel.

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14/ Make honey and ginger candied grapefruit peels:

These candies are sweet and sour at the same time! It’s so yummy and satisfying recipe to try!


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