Categories: Eat

We all know how frustrating it can be to come up with creative solutions to reduce waste of all the food scraps that get produced on a daily basis in the kitchen.   

That’s why we’ve introduced Scrappy Saturdays, a series to provide you with ideas on how to use up those kitchen scraps every month. Instead of tossing them, you can often come up with a creative way to use them in a fun new recipe, and we’re here to help!


Today, we’ve got a delicious (and easy) recipe that will help you use up your strawberry scraps. We eat a ton of strawberries in the summertime, and it can feel really wasteful to toss out all of the tops when we’re done. Thankfully, with the addition of a few simple ingredients, you can have delicious strawberry-infused water - it reduces the waste coming out of your kitchen and it’s a delicious and healthy recipe to add to your repertoire.

One of the best parts about this recipe is its versatility. You can mix up the ingredients to whatever suits your taste - instead of basil, try rosemary or mint, or swap the lemon for lime and cucumber. The options are limitless!

You can use up many different fruit scraps with this simple formula, and it’s a great strategy for getting your family more interested in upping their water intake, too. Here’s the quick and easy recipe.



  • Strawberry tops (we used about 1 pint worth)

  • 1 Lemon, sliced

  • Basil leaves (we used approximately 10 small leaves)

  • Water

How to make Strawberry Infused Water:

  • Fill a pitcher with water.

  • Add strawberry scraps, basil leaves, and sliced lemon.

  • Put pitcher in the refrigerator and allow to rest for 2-3 hours.

  • Pour and enjoy!

Want to catch up on our previous Scrappy Saturday posts?

Be sure to check back in next month for another Scrappy Saturday post - and let us know in the comments if you’ve got any requests for something you’d love ideas for.

Start with basil - fresh from your garden is ideal. 

Add your strawberry scraps, along with slices from one lemon.

Stir into your pitcher of water, allow to infuse for several hours in the refrigerator, and enjoy.