Try this easy trick to remove strawberry hulls and cut back on food waste!
It’s Healthy Kitchen Hacks Wednesday – the day we share our favorite time-saving kitchen tricks and cooking shortcuts to help you make healthy and delicious meals.
Now…onto today’s featured Healthy Kitchen Hack:
Best Way To Hull Strawberries (and Cut Down On Food Waste)
I featured this trick on a recent Facebook Live demonstrating how to make Strawberry Mango Pico de Gallo. I don’t remember where I picked up this hack but it definitely was one of those “aha” moments in my kitchen when it worked. All you need is a thick plastic straw – I use the one from my daughter’s water bottle!
- Place straw at the center bottom of the strawberry.
- Gently push up until the straw pops up on the other side with the hull at the top of the straw.
- Remove hull and straw.
What I love about this hack is it not only easy to do but it cuts back on food waste as you are essentially only removing the hull (and a tiny bit of flesh in the middle of the strawberry) VS. hacking off the top and losing the top portion of the the strawberry flesh.
BONUS HACK: Add your strawberry hulls to a pitcher of water! They add a lovely hint of strawberry flavor. After a few days, strain them and then compost.
Strawberry recipe inspiration:
Strawberry Rhubarb Slump <—-I make this every single season
Fresh Strawberry Glace Pie <—-Super simple pie (and find out about Serena almost bought a strawberry farm!)
German Fruit Tart <—– One of my mom’s classic desserts.
Have you ever tried this hack? What is your favorite recipe featuring strawberries?