Crunchy Carrot Top Pesto

Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Crunchy Carrot Top Pesto
Crunchy Carrot Top Pesto


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Mealthy Tip

It's not only carrot tops that deserve the pesto treatment. Try other leafy greens such as arugula, kale, beet greens or even dandelion leaves. Experiment with different nuts in place of the pumpkin and sunflower seeds, like walnuts, almonds or cashews.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 250 calories; 13g fat; 24.4g carbohydrates; 9g protein; 11mg cholesterol; 555mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 21%
Saturated Fat3g 16%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat2.6g
Monounsaturated Fat6.4g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 555mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 24.4g 8%
Dietary Fiber3g 14%
Protein 9g
Vitamin A108% Vitamin C10%
Calcium12% Iron8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Jessica Scott says:

I saved my carrot tops just so I could make this recipe. This made a delicious pesto, very flavorful. I tossed them in noodles with olive oil. So good!

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Laura Griffin says:

It's not often that I have carrot tops, but the few times I did, I saved them to make this recipe. It was really delicious! I tossed it in linguine noodles, so light and easy!

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Jordan Clark says:

Rarely do I buy carrots with the tops but I went to the farmers market this past weekend and picked up carrots with the leafy greens still attached. Perfect opportunity to make this delicious pesto! Ordinarily, I would have just tossed it in the trash. This was really tasty, it had a great flavor and went perfect with this ginger pasta I made.

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Sheila Long says:

Made kale pesto instead of carrot top because I couldn't find any. Definitely a bummer, but the kale pesto turned out really delicious.

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Jenny J says:

In addition to the carrot top pesto, we topped the noodles with an Italian herb pan seared chicken and added roasted cherry tomatoes. It was really delicious, well-rounded weeknight meal.