Carrot Top Pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

Next time, instead of composting your carrot tops, make this carrot top pesto! In this recipe, the carrot tops are mild and taste similar to parsley.


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1 bunch carrot tops, washed and roughly chopped

3 tablespoons capers

2 cloves garlic, peeled

1/4 cup pistachios, shelled

2/3 cup olive oil

salt & pepper to taste



This recipe is actually kind of a pesto and tapenade mash up, with nuts (which is typical of pesto) and capers (which is typical of tapenade).

In a food processor or blender, mix the carrot tops, capers and garlic until roughly combined. Add the pistachios and while blending, drizzle the olive oil in. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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