Vegan Carrot Greens Pesto

Vegan Carrot Greens Pesto by Sigrilina -- This is a great way to use the green leaves of carrots, also known as carrot greens or carrot top. The resulting pesto has an amazing taste an it is fabulous with pasta.

This is a great way to use the green leaves of carrots, also known as carrot greens or carrot top. The resulting pesto has an amazing taste an it is fabulous with pasta. Skip to the recipe.

The first time I tried this recipe I was amazed by the taste. I instantly regretted having thrown carrot green leaves in the past and I am sure you will regret it too if you ever did.

This pesto goes great with our pumpkin gnocchi. Check the recipe here.

Try this recipe and let me know what you think in the comments!

Vegan Carrot Greens Pesto

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serves: 4
prep.: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 oz of carrot green leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 oz of walnuts or pine nuts
  • 2 oz of your favorite Rawmesan
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil (divided in two)
  • Pink Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Vegan Carrot Greens Pesto by Sigrilina -- This is a great way to use the green leaves of carrots, also known as carrot greens or carrot top. The resulting pesto has an amazing taste an it is fabulous with pasta.

Preparation

Step 1 In a food processor put the carrot green leaves, the garlic cloves, the walnuts or pine nuts, the Rawmesan and half the olive oil (1/4 cup). Pulse until it becomes a paste.
Step 2 With the food processor in low speed slowly add the rest of the olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste and transfer to a bowl. You can top with extra walnuts or pine nuts (whichever you used in the recipe).

Notes:

  • If not using right away you can store it in an air-tight container in the fridge for a week.
  • Notice that a good olive oil will become solid in the fridge. Just bring to room temperature before serving the pesto. It will recover the original consistency.
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