August: Easy & Tasty Zero Waste Recipes

May 11, 2023 by Ben Liegey

What’s In Season For August?

Enjoying your summer? We sure are! Whether you’re coming back from a holiday to beautiful destinations around the world or enjoying a staycation, the five zero waste recipes using seasonal ingredients are here to keep the summer vibes going!

To do this, the ingredient lineup for the month includes plums, zucchinis, peaches, red potatoes, and blackberries!

These recipes are SO suitable for hosting dinner parties or barbecues since they’re quick and easy and beautifully delicious. So give these a try while you and your friends catch up on all the summer adventures so far!


Why is it delicious?
Plums have a beautifully rich sweetness, making them perfect for this style of cake. The recipe is so simple and allows you to enjoy the luscious flavor in a pure form. Enjoy with some ice cream or nothing at all, it’s going to be delicious.

Why is it Zero Food Waste?
Please don’t eat the pits, but please eat the peels! If you’ve never tried it before just take a huge bite out of a juicy plum and you’ll see why eating the whole fruit is the best way to do it.

Food storage tip: You can store plums on the counter for about 2-3 days, but only store them in the fridge or freezer when ripe. They will last about a week in the fridge and basically forever in the freezer!

Simple Plum Cake

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Serves: 8-10


What makes this recipe delicious?
Zucchinis are probably one of the most versatile vegetables. They’re found in so many recipes but if you’re craving a nice salty, cheesy bite at a hot summer dinner party without the heaviness of parmesan french fries, look no further. Enjoy a drink with this appetizer or side dish to keep you feeling light while enjoying this delicious dish!

What makes this recipe zero waste?
You can use all parts of the zucchini, which makes it amazing. Leftovers can be repurposed in any way due to zucchini’s versatility. Enjoy it in a salad or reheat it!

Food storage tip: You can store zucchinis in the fridge for about a week and a half, or you can cut it up and store in the freezer for about 3 months!

Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Sticks

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25min
  • Serves: 4


What makes this recipe delicious?
Though going to Georgia for peaches like JB might be a good shout, you won’t need to go all the way there for this recipe! Peaches are deliciously sweet and goes really nicely in a sangria. Make sure to let the peaches sit in the sangria for a bit to really let the flavors marinate. You can eat the peaches as well!

What makes this recipe zero waste?
Leave the skin on, don’t eat the pits!

Food storage tip: Peaches can last in the fridge for about a week. Make sure they’re ripe before you put them in. Or you can freeze them for 6-8 months and use them in smoothies!

Peach Sangria

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Serves: 6-7

red potato

What makes this recipe delicious?
Boiled potatoes are cool, but have you ever had roasted potato salad? Red potatoes have a thinner skin and have a subtle, sweet flavor. These potatoes are waxier than a good ol’ russet, which makes the creamy and firm texture perfect for a potato salad.

What makes this recipe zero waste?
Roast em whole and uses only pantry ingredients!

Food storage tip: Don’t store potatoes in a sealed bag! Store them in a brown bag or ventilated bag. You should store potatoes in a cool pantry for up to a month, but best eaten within 2 weeks.

Oven Roasted Red Potato Salad

  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Total Time: 20-30 min
  • Serves: 6


What makes this recipe delicious?
Blackberries have a more complex taste than most berries. It’s comparable to a mix of the sweetness of blueberries in combination with the tartness of raspberries. This combo makes a perfect fro-yo for a hot summer’s day.

What makes this recipe zero waste?
This recipe uses pantry ingredients and you can eat blackberries whole!

Food storage tip: Don’t wash the blackberries until you’re ready to use them. You can store them in the fridge for about a week. Make sure you keep them in a low moisture drawer.

Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Serves: 8

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