Brits bin a staggering 40% of all the bagged salad they buy each year*, but there are easy ways to give tired, wilted leaves a new lease of life...
1. Whip up a tasty green pesto sauce
This versatile sauce isn’t only made with basil or other herbs – you can rustle it up using salad leaves, too. Enjoy it stirred into pasta, added to dips, spread on crusty bread and much more…
2. Whizz leaves into a smoothie
A little wilting won’t make a difference to the flavour! Peppery watercress works well with rich avocado – or try it in this zingy blend with pineapple, coconut water, lime and ginger.
3. Stir through hot pasta for a tasty budget dish
Try this with rocket, spinach or lettuce (shred larger leaves) to add flavour and texture to creamy sauces.
*Source: wrap.org.uk, 2017. **Check salad before using, especially if the bag is open, and discard if mouldy or rotten.
For more inspiration on how to reduce your waste pick up a mag at your local Asda store.