Carrot Top and Basil Pesto


Ever used a bunch of baby carrots in a dish and then not known what to do with the green leafy tops? Don’t throw them away! They can be turned into a delicious pesto!



  • Green leafy tops from 1 bunch of baby carrots
  • 1 packed cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more if needed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt


Wash the leafy carrot tops thoroughly to remove any bits of dirt. Add all ingredients into a good food processor and blend until well combined. Depending on the consistency you are after, you can keep the food processor running and add a little bit more oil if needed. Taste and season accordingly.

Pour into a jar and keep in the fridge. I love spreading this on my chicken and salad sandwiches, or adding a good dollop to eggs and avo on toast.

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