I love finding new ways of minimizing food waste. In my Lemon Tart with Aquafaba Meringue Recipe I shared a few ways how I try to be zero-waste in my cooking and recently I discovered a new one! Namely, a traditional way how Finnish grandmas use strawberry tops. I thought it was such a great idea to use those strawberry tops, since they usually have some small part of strawberries still attached to them.
You can tweak this recipe however you want: use a different citrus peel, add some lemon or lime juice, mix in some other berries; sky’s the limit! The room temperature brewing method I’m about to share with you is in my opinion the best way of getting all the flavor out of the strawberry tops.
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe and let me know if you try it! Also stay tuned for an upcoming amazing strawberry dessert next week!
Zero-Waste Strawberry Juice
- 150 g strawberry tops
- 80 g sugar
- Peel of half an orange or lemon optional
- 1,5 liters water
- Place the strawberry tops, the sugar and the citrus peel in a large bowl.
- Bring the water to boil and pour into the bowl.
- Let the juice brew for 24 hours at room temperature.
- Sieve the juice. Serve cold and enjoy!
- Store the juice in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Nordic Foraging project by Thais FK supported by Taike