Carrot Top Pesto

Don't throw away the carrot tops!

15 Minutes

Serves Makes 1 jar

What you'll need…

  • Carrot tops from 1 bunch of carrots
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 Spring onions
  • 75g Cashews, walnuts or almonds
  • Small handful of mint leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan (optional)
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The method


Chop the carrot tops off the carrots and wash them. Then roughly chop them, discarding of any thick stalks.


Place all of the ingredients into a food processor. Blitz until you have a paste, add in more oil or water if the pesto is too thick. Season to your taste and enjoy!

Recipe inspired by Yup It's Vegan.

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