Carrot Top Pesto
"Use your carrot tops for this pesto instead of throwing them away!"
-- @lensesandlentils
Recipe Intro From lensesandlentils

Carrot tops have a parsley-like flavor that pairs well with garlic, olive oil and nuts. Toss with pasta, slather on a sandwich or bowl and dinner is done! You’ll never throw out your carrot tops again. Want more? Here are 10 Ways to Prevent Food Waste.

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Prep time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 1/2 cup


  • 1/ 2 cup carrot, greens only
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3/ 4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Step 1

    Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.