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

Prep Time10 mins
Brewing Time1 d
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: no-waste, Nordic
Keyword: strawberry, zero-waste
Author: Thais FK


  • 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.
Did you enjoy this recipe? Pin it for later! Tried this recipe? Mention @adagioblog or tag #adagiorecipes!
Splash Photography - Zero-Waste Strawberry Juice - Adagio Blog by Thais FK

Did you enjoy this article? Subscribe to The Adagio Newsletter to stay up to date with the newest articles!

No worries! In line with our philosophy, The Adagio Newsletter won’t spam you and will reach you only when it has something worthwhile to share!

Nordic Foraging project by Thais FK supported by Taike

Nordic Foraging project by Thais FK supported by Taike

Thais FK

Italian photographer, recipe developer and content creator, Thais came to Finland by chance, but stayed for love. Through photography she tells stories about traveling, eating, cooking and living sustainably, in order to discover new cultures and not to forget her origins. Thais FK's portfolio: thaisfk.com

July 17, 2021



Recipe Rating