Carrot Top Pesto Recipe

Carrot Top Pesto Recipe


A couple of months ago Jon and I were at a farm stay in Paso Robles. We were told that anything we could pick in the garden we could eat, music to our ears. Since it was November, the only things that were growing were beets, kale and carrots. With an abundance of carrots and a plethora of carrot greens, I embarked on making a carrot pesto. It was amazing, enjoy!

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Carrot Leaf Pesto Recipe

  • 1 cup carrot greens (carrot top, green top)
  • 5 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

*No carrots were harmed in the making of these carrot recipes, roasted carrots were very happy.

Dog and carrot pesto

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  • by Bethany, post on | Reply

    Whoa! This is so cool. Any comparisons to what it tasted like? I hate throwing this part of the carrot. So good to know you don’t have to waste it.

    • by Sarah Greenfield, post on | Reply

      The carrot greens have a very mild flavor so you can really only taste the nuts, lemon and garlic. It tastes like an herb-based dressing. It’s YUM!!! You will have to let me know what you think when you make it!

  • by Ashley Diana, post on | Reply

    Never heard of this recipe before and it sounds amazing! Great use of a what would have gone to waste! Fab pictures too!- cute doggy

    • by Sarah Greenfield, post on | Reply

      Let me know if you end up making it and what you think!

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