Americans waste about 1 pound of food per day, per person–nearing 150,000 tons every day, according to The Guardian. We toss fruits and vegetables the most—and that’s largely because we don’t know what to do with all those leftover pieces. But next time you’re making a yummy salad, you don’t have to toss those carrot tops or beet stems. Instead, make them into something tasty.
From delicious soups to unique pesto sauces, these upcycled recipes keep those veggie scraps out of the trash.