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

Serving Size

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 84kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.3g10%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 29mg2%
Potassium 28mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 5.6g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 1.8g4%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C mg
Calcium 2 mg
Iron 3 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
Chloride mmol

* 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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