Carrot Top Pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Total Time 15 mins Servings: 12 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A great way to maximize your produce and savings is to use all parts of the vegetables you receive, like delicious carrot tops.



  1. In a food processor, pulse together the nuts and garlic.

  2. Add the carrot tops, basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

  3. Pulse again, then add ⅛ cup olive oil and pulse until combined. Make it as smooth or as chunky as you like.

  4. Scoop the pesto into a small bowl and stir in ⅛ cup more olive oil.

  5. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. If desired, stir in a pinch of red pepper flakes or parmesan cheese.

  6. Serve with toasted bread, scoop onto pasta, or dollop into soups.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.3g10%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Sodium 29mg2%
Potassium 28mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 5.6g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 1.8g4%

Calcium 2%
Iron 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $0.30

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: carrot top, basil

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