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Carrot Top Pesto

Making Carrot Top Pesto is simple and requires just a few ingredients: carrot greens, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, nuts, nutritional yeast and salt.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, snacks
Keyword: antioxidants, dairy free, gluten free, plant based, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 1 cup


  • 4 cups lightly packed carrot top greens washed and stems removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • cup walnuts or nuts of choice
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼-½ tsp sea salt (to suit your taste)
  • ⅓ -½ cup olive oil


  • In food processer, process carrot greens until well chopped.
  • Add remaining ingredients except olive oil. While the food processor is running, gradually add olive oil. Begin with 1/3 cup and add more if needed, to desired consistency.


Keeps well in fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for several months.
Pine nuts or cashews can be used for a creamier texture. Almonds are a good choice also.