Waterless Cooking: Easy-on-the-Tap Tasty Recipes
Do you know your water footprint? Ingredients come with their own ‘water price tag’, from the amount used to grow and harvest, to the processing that happens in order for it to end up on your dinner table. We’ve done some research on waterless cooking and selected recipes that use little or no water to prepare. These are our favourite water-saving recipes and there’s something for every occasion.
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Amp up your water saving with our selection of simple waterless cooking recipes that require little to no water.
Vegan Cannellini Bean Shakshuka
A great dish that works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Plus, you’ll only need half a cup of water to make it.
Recipe for Vegan Cannellini Bean Shakshuka
Miso-glazed Aubergines with Vegan Miso Mayo
One of the tastiest ways to enjoy aubergine. Try to wash your aubergines in a small bath instead of using an endless stream of water.
Recipe for Miso-glazed Aubergines with Vegan Miso Mayo
Zucchini & Ricotta Lasagne
Meet your new fav mid-week dish! This lasagne is delicious, easy to prep and only requires water to wash the zucchini.
Recipe for Zucchini & Ricotta Lasagne
Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake
Roasting is one of the best methods for sparing water in the kitchen. The Mediterranean flavours in this family-friendly Tray Bake are incredibly tasty – this dish will soon become your go-to.
Recipe for Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake
Sweet & Sour Stir Fry With Sweet Potato Spaghetti
With pasta being a water heavy dish to prepare, there’s never been a better time to go low carb and spiralise those veggies as substitutes. Flash fry for flavour and to retain some crunch.
Recipe for Sweet & Sour Stir Fry with Sweet Potato Spaghetti
Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Feta & Kale Meatballs
If you buy your zoodles (zucchini noodles), you can usually nuke them in the bag to keep to your waterless cooking guns. Alternatively, flash fry in a little olive oil, no boiling needed.
Recipe for Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Feta & Kale Meatballs
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Roasted Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sausages
Roasted pumpkin makes incredible gnocchi and is super delish with your favourite sausages. While most gnocchi is boiled, these are oven roasted which makes this dish ideal for your waterless cooking goals.
Recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sausage
A delicious curried bean recipe that’s perfect as a side dish or a main. Our tip here is to use tinned beans instead of dry beans to save on water for boiling. Plus it’s a great time saver.
Tomato & Coriander Dhal
Use canned lentils for this recipe – cook the spices with the onions, then add the canned lentils with their liquid, and you have yourself a one pot wonder.
Recipe for Tomato & Coriander Dhal
Cheap, easy and the best way to enjoy spuds. Oh, and did we mention, seriously delicious!
Loaded Mexican Potato Wedges
Stock up on frozen vegetables to roast when you’re pressed for time. And if you’re feeling inspired, load them up Mexican-style.
Recipe for Loaded Mexican Potato Wedges
Broccoli Slaw with Avocado Oil Mayonnaise
Most people are accustomed to cooking their broccoli before eating it but most veggies are edible raw. This salad is such a winner and even improves over a day or two.
Recipe for Broccoli Slaw with Avocado Oil Mayonnaise
Aubergine, Tomato & Pumpkin Breakfast Hash
A great veggie powerhouse anytime meal.
Recipe for Aubergine, Tomato & Pumpkin Breakfast Hash
Lentil & Vegetable Bobotie
A delicious veggie classic that we love. Use tinned lentils to save water and time, with this savoury bake.
Recipe for Lentil & Vegetable Bobotie
Roast Chicken, Bacon & Tarragon Pie
A few of our favourite things all baked in a pastry. There’s not much you can find fault with in this recipe.
Recipe for Roast Chicken, Bacon & Tarragon Pie
Wonton Cups with Tuna Tartare & Wasabi Mayo
One of our favourite summery dishes – if you can’t get hold of tuna, try yellowtail, it’s equally delish.
Recipe for Wonton Cups with Tuna Tartare & Wasabi Mayo
Spicy Beef Filled Potato Skins with Guacamole
Potatoes are both filling and cost-effective as a meal. These ones are oven roasted for that perfect fluffy interior and crispy exterior. Boiling is so passé.
Recipe for Spicy Beef Filled Potato Skins with Guacamole
Lemon and Chilli Oil Labneh with Dukkah
Toast ciabatta slices to perfection and then top with homemade creamy labneh and dukkah. Yum!
Recipe for Lemon and Chilli Oil Labneh with Dukkah
Whipped Feta & Cream Cheese with Green Olive Salsa Verde
This recipe needs only the tiniest bit of water and yields so much deliciousness. Whip this delicious dip and snack away.
Recipe for Whipped Feta & Cream Cheese
Honey & Chilli Roasted Carrots with Bacon and Cashews
Who doesn’t love a honey roasted carrot with a side of spiciness? It’s simply delicious!
Recipe for Honey & Chilli Roasted Carrots
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