If you are lucky enough to find local carrots with the tops still on don’t throw out the leaves. One of the things I like to make with the leaf tops is Carrot Top Pesto. It is easy, delicious, nutritious, and helps decrease food waste.
My recipe uses walnuts for brain health and cancer protection, nutritional yeast for that wonderful umami flavor, and is delicious on pasta, sandwiches or even pizza.
Recipe courtesy of our Friends at Pharmacy In Your Kitchen. Please follow them for more delicious recipes!
- 2 cups carrot tops, no stems, washed
- 1/2 cup basil leaves packed
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Place all the ingredients except the oil in a food processor on a high-speed blender and pulse to blend to small pieces. Add the olive oil slowly and blend until smooth. Enjoy!