How to Bring Old Vegetables Back to Life

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We all have opened our refrigerator only to find that the amazing produce we purchased earlier in the week is now on it’s last leg. However, don’t throw all those precious nutrients just because a little wilting or browning. You can refresh many vegetables by placing them in ice water and refrigerating for an hour or two. If you can’t refresh them, try roasting them or adding them to a soup or stew. Check out these ways to revive old vegetables and enjoy all of your produce.


1. Asparagus

Cut ¾ of an inch off the bottom of the stalk, place in two inches of water and refrigerate for one hour.

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2. Kale

Soak in cold water and refrigerate for an hour.

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3. Broccoli or Potatoes

Sprinkle some seasonings and roast at a high heat to crisp up these two vegetables.

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4. Celery

Trim ends and place in a glass of cold water.

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5. Cucumber

Cut off the ends and soak in cold water for 30 minutes.

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6. Vegetable Tangine

Create this savory Moroccan dish by adding vegetables that are at the end of their life.

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7. Make A Soup

Served warm or cold vegetables and flavor to any type of soup.Try this recipe using wilting veggies and pureeing them so no one is the wiser.

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