Frittata recipe – How to use up the leftover vegetables in your fridge

THIS week we are looking at zero-waste recipes.

It can be difficult to think of things to make with soft, sad-looking veggies or fruit at the bottom of the fridge, and it’s all too easy to resort to chucking them in the bin – but it doesn’t need to be that way! I’ve got two dishes this week that you can use with any veg or fruit that need using up.

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Making a frittata is a great way to use up leftover vegetablesCredit: Shutterstock

My top tip this week is if your fresh herbs in the fridge are on the turn, prepare them as you would for adding to a stew or salad, then simply pop them into a labelled freezer bag and put in the freezer.

Herbs are brilliant to add to soups, stews or bakes. Just grab out a handful when you need it.

Fridge Leftovers Frittata (serves four)

This recipe gives you a base for the frittata which you can then add whatever leftover veggies that you may have in the fridge so you aren’t wasting anything!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 8 eggs 
  • 60ml milk 
  • 140g cheese, grated
  • Additions 
  • Peppers, finely chopped 
  • Onion, finely chopped 
  • Broccoli, cut into small florets 
  • Courgette, diced 
  • Leek, finely diced 
  • Asparagus, diced 
  • Cooked new potatoes
  • Kale 
  • Spinach 
  • Mushrooms, diced 

Method: Place a frying pan on a medium heat and add a splash of oil. Add whatever veggies you want to use up and cook until they are tender. Once cooked, remove from the heat.

Line a 20x20cm baking dish with greaseproof paper. Scatter over the cooked veggies.

Add the eggs, milk and some salt and pepper in a bowl, and whisk. Pour the egg mix over the veggies and scatter over the cheese. Place in the oven at 180C/160C/gas mark 4 for 20-25 minutes until the dish is firm.

Ready to freeze: Once cooled, slice into four, wrap each piece in cling film and freeze.

Ready to eat: Once ready to eat, remove from the freezer and leave to defrost. Reheat in the microwave or oven until piping hot. 

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Batch Lady Suzanne Mulholland’s motto is simple: cook fast and cook smartCredit: Ryan Ball
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