Seven exquisite dishes made with food that we throw away

In Spain we throw away 1,363 million kilos of food every year, mostly fruits, vegetables and leftovers that we don’t know how to take advantage of. Therefore, there is no better way to celebrate World Food Day, next Saturday, October 16, than by cooking and making the most of our ingredients to reduce food waste.

According to the online community of home cooking Cookpad, if we learn or improve our skills in the kitchen we could use all these ingredients and prevent 1 out of every 3 kilos of food from going to the trash. We propose you seven original recipes, fun, delicious, and also sustainable with ingredients that we usually discard.

Pulled Pork and Banana Peel Bacon

Banana peels are an excellent substitute for meat. Once prepared, you have a pig-like textureThat is why it is used in vegan bacon or pulled pork recipes. The key, in addition to the texture of the shells, is in the spices: the smoky touches of the paprika and the BBQ sauce, combined with garlic and onion powder, and olive oil create the unmistakable flavor of pulled pork and bacon. .

Pulled Pork and Banana Peel Bacon

Pumpkin sponge cake with its pipes

You can take advantage of all parts of the pumpkin to make a plum cake delicious and healthy, roasting it and mixing it with eggs, natural yogurt, olive oil, wishbone and wheat flour, yeast and chocolate chips, and add an extra crunch with the seeds, which also provide protein, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals .

Pumpkin sponge cake with its pipes

Beet fritters

Beet greens have a lot of flavor, provide fiber, and are a rich source of vitamin C, even more so than beets. You can do some amazing salty fritters making a dough with cake flour, eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Beet fritters

Vegan vegetable pula burgers

Fans of green juices and cold press can reuse the pulp of fruit and vegetables to make crunchy ones vegan burgers, adding yeast and oat flakes, leftover stale bread, soy sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Vegan veggie pula burgers

Pumpkin seed hummus

Pumpkin seeds are also great for making a new version of hummus, substituting the chickpeas. Tahini, curry, pepper, garlic, lemon, and olive and sesame oils recreate the flavors of hummus.

Pumpkin seed hummus

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Salty Coffee Ground Crackers

These salty cookies save two foods in the same recipe, which requires few ingredients and can be made in a sweet version. Adding pieces of hydrated stale bread with coffee grounds, with flour, salt, cumin and dill a thin dough is created that, once baked, is crunchy and toasted, perfect to eat with cheese and with other creams or sauces.

Salty Coffee Ground Crackers