Carrot Top Pesto
A simple, six ingredient pesto recipe made using carrot tops! A great way to incorporate a new type of green, as well as reduce food waste using all parts of the carrot.
- 1 bunch carrot tops
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lemon, zest and juice (zest first - it's easier than trying to zest after squeezing it!)
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil
- (optional) salt to taste
Add all ingredients to a food processor, starting with the lesser amount of olive oil. Pulse a few times until well combined. Add additional olive oil as needed to reach desired pesto texture.
Taste pesto - if desired, add salt. I usually season the foods I'm adding it to first (like baked chicken or potatoes) but feel free to add a little salt to the pesto if needed.
Serve pesto over pasta, baked chicken, potatoes, or whatever your heart desires!