“I saw people cooking with banana peel on the internet and I was intrigued – turns out it’s actually quite delicious if you prepare it in the right way,” says Miguel Barclay, author of the One Pound Meals cookbook series.

“Banana peel is definitely something I would usually throw away, so technically this is free food.”

Banana peel 'pulled pork' in a bun
Miguel Barclay’s banana peel ‘pulled pork’ (Dan Jones/PA)
Banana peel 'pulled pork' in a bun
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Nutrition Facts
Miguel Barclay's banana peel pulled pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 725mg32%
Potassium 693mg20%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 826IU17%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Miguel Barclay's banana peel pulled pork

Fried in spices and ketchup, shredded banana peel can be transformed into vegetarian ‘pulled pork’.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Servings: 1 portion
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Miguel Barclay


  • Frying pan


  • 1 banana peel
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp demerara sugar (or other brown sugar)
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 soft bread roll
  • 1 tbsp coleslaw
  • olive oil
  • salt


  • Shred the banana peel using a fork, then pan-fry in a splash of olive oil over a medium for about five minutes.
  • Add a pinch of salt, along with the cumin, smoked paprika and sugar. After 30 seconds, add the ketchup and simmer for a couple more minutes until the mixture is the consistency and dark brown colour of pulled pork.
  • Serve in a soft roll, topped with a tablespoon of coleslaw.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 826IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg

Green One Pound Meals by Miguel Barclay is published by Headline Home. Photography by Dan Jones. 

Green One Pound Meals: Delicious for you, good for the planet
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  • English (Publication Language)

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