Fresh Tastes From The Garden- carrot top pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

Pesto is a sauce with many uses and different methods to make it.  Did you know you can make it with the greens from carrots?  Minimal waste, maximum taste!  Heres how:

  1. Add carrot tops, walnut halves, garlic, and salt to the food processor.  Turn food processor on high.  Add Parmesan cheese and continue to process until smooth.
  • 2 cups carrot tops, washed with stems removed
  • 1/3 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

This pesto was made to serve with our farm fresh carrots that were picked from the garden just this morning.  We drizzled a little homemade olive oil, salt, and pepper over the carrots and roasted them at 425 for 20 minutes.  Then toss with pesto and serve!  

Stay tuned to our next blog to learn about our olive orchard and the making of our fresh olive oil!