22 Ways to Use All the Random Stuff in Your Pantry
Work with what you’ve got
Your kitchen pantry can be an intimidating place. What on earth are you supposed to do with that bag of dried lentils or bottle of fish sauce you bought for one recipe back in July? We rounded up 22 ways to make use of those seemingly random things you’ve got on hand.
Curry Paste: Curried Soba Noodle Soup
A hearty pasta dish that won’t weigh you down.
Dried lentils: Lentil, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry
Meatless Monday done right.
Powdered Wasabi: Honey and Wasabi Grilled Salmon
The wasabi powder you forgot about gives this Asian-style salmon a serious kick.
Tuna Fish: Kicked-Up Tuna Melts
Think beyond your average sammie on whole wheat.
Coconut Milk: Crock-Pot Coconut Chicken Curry
We’ll bet you have some rice lying around your pantry, too.
Canned Artichoke Hearts: One-Pot Puttanesca
This Italian feast also features spaghetti, capers and olives.
Fish Sauce: Indonesian Fried Rice
Whip it up, then #putaneggonit.
Bisquick baking mix: Zucchini and Carrot Fritters
More than just pancakes, people.
Worcestershire Sauce: French Onion Soup
Aka winter in a hot, cheesy, bready bowl.
Capers: Pasta with garlic butter caper sauce
Capers: more than the final touch on a bagel and lox.
Tahini: Cold Sesame Noodles with Veggies
PS: It makes for the best leftovers ever.
Tortilla Chips: Tortilla Crust Avocado Fries
As good as it looks.
Garbanzo Beans: Chickpea Burgers with Spinach and Feta
We dare you to show us a kitchen cabinet that doesn’t contain a can of chickpeas.
CornFlakes: Baked General Tso’s Chicken
Little known fact: Cornflakes can pretty much always stand in for breadcrumbs.
Black Beans: Loaded Sweet Potato Boats
Add some avocado for good measure.