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Delicious and Budget-Friendly: Grape Salad, Carrot & Onion Frittata, and Zesty Orange Twist

Delicious and Budget-Friendly: Grape Salad, Carrot & Onion Frittata, and Zesty Orange Twist

A Culinary Adventure on a Budget

At New Ethos Nottingham, we believe that delicious and nutritious meals should be accessible to everyone, even on a budget. Today, we are excited to share three delectable recipes using surplus food donations - Grape Salad, Carrot & Onion Frittata, and Zesty Orange Twist. These easy-to-make dishes not only make the most of the ingredients we receive but also pack a punch of flavor and nourishment.

Recipe 1: Grape Salad


- Fresh grapes (red or green) - 2 cups

- Sliced bread (preferably whole wheat) - 2 slices

- Mixed salad greens - 2 cups

- Red onion - 1 small, thinly sliced

- Feta cheese - 1/4 cup, crumbled

- Balsamic vinaigrette dressing - 2 tablespoons

- Olive oil - 1 tablespoon

- Salt and pepper - to taste


1. Start by toasting the bread slices until they are crispy and golden brown. Once done, tear them into bite-sized pieces to use as croutons.

2. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, fresh grapes, and thinly sliced red onions.

3. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette dressing and olive oil over the salad, ensuring even distribution.

4. Gently toss the ingredients together to coat them with the dressing.

5. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese and toasted bread croutons on top.

6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Serve the refreshing Grape Salad immediately and enjoy a burst of flavors and textures in every bite!

Recipe 2: Carrot & Onion Frittata


- Carrots - 2 medium-sized, grated

- Onions - 1 medium-sized, finely chopped

- Eggs - 6 large

- Milk - 1/4 cup

- Cheddar cheese - 1/2 cup, shredded

- Fresh parsley - 2 tablespoons, chopped

- Olive oil - 2 tablespoons

- Salt and pepper - to taste

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1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.

2. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent and slightly caramelized.

3. Stir in the grated carrots and cook for a few minutes until they soften.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until well combined.

5. Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed vegetables in the frying pan.

6. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and chopped fresh parsley evenly over the egg mixture.

7. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the frittata cook for about 10-12 minutes or until the eggs are set.

8. Once the frittata is cooked through, season with salt and pepper to taste.

9. Carefully slide the frittata onto a serving plate and cut it into wedges.

10. Serve the delicious Carrot & Onion Frittata hot, with a side salad or a slice of whole wheat bread.

Recipe 3: Zesty Orange Twist


- Fresh oranges - 4 large

- Honey - 2 tablespoons

- Fresh mint leaves - a handful

- Cinnamon powder - a pinch


1. Peel and section the oranges, removing any seeds.

2. In a small bowl, combine the honey, cinnamon powder, and torn mint leaves.

3. Drizzle the honey-mint dressing over the orange sections and gently toss to coat.

4. Let the flavors meld for a few minutes before serving.

5. The Zesty Orange Twist is ready to brighten up your taste buds with its refreshing and tangy goodness.

Savory Delights on a Budget

With these budget-friendly recipes, you can create delightful meals from surplus food donations while embracing a variety of flavors and textures. The Grape Salad, Carrot & Onion Frittata, and Zesty Orange Twist offer a diverse culinary experience that is both budget-conscious and nutritious.

At New Ethos Nottingham, we celebrate the joy of cooking and the empowerment of using surplus food creatively. Join us in our culinary adventure and let these delectable dishes add a burst of flavor to your table while supporting sustainable living. Bon appétit! 🍇🍳🍊💙 #BudgetFriendlyMeals #SurplusFoodDonations #DeliciousRecipes #EmpowerChanceToChange #NewEthosNottingham #SustainableLiving #CulinaryAdventure #CookingWithSurplusFood #GrapeSalad #FrittataRecipe #ZestyOrangeTwist


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