Carrot Noodles with Carrot-Top Pesto

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Carrot Noodles with Carrot-Top Pesto
Carrot Noodles with Carrot-Top Pesto


Mealthy Tip

This recipe makes about ½ cup carrot-top pesto. Use as you would traditional basil pesto, and store any left over in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer. Carrots with tops are getting easier and easier to find. Look for uncut carrots at your local farmers' markets, or check the produce section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 254 calories; 21g fat; 15.8g carbohydrates; 3g protein; 2mg cholesterol; 271mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat3g 15%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat13.3g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 271mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 15.8g 5%
Dietary Fiber6g 23%
Protein 3g
Vitamin A604% Vitamin C15%
Calcium7% 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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Jen the Mighty says:

Love, love, LOVE the idea to use carrot top greens for the pesto! What a wonderful and creative way to use the whole carrot!

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Jessica Scott says:

This was my first time using carrots as noodles, and all I can say is that I've seriously been missing out! What I loved most is that I was able to use the carrot top to make this pesto. The cheese and pine nuts gave the carrot-pesto great flavor! Such a quick, simple, and inexpensive way to enjoy carrots as a complete meal.

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Monica Allen says:

I used traditional basil pesto because I didn't see any carrots at the store that still had their leafy green tops attached. Next time I'll try the famer's market.

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Sarah Gray says:

I use carrots from my local farmers market, which is the perfect excuse for me to go back every weekend! Love how tasty this meal is, and the fact that it's nutritious too is just a bonus!

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Jenny J says:

I wasn't sold on this recipe by itself so decided to add shrimp. It was surprisingly very delicious. The 5mm blade on my Mealthy spiralizer works great, I get much better results than when I tired to use the 3mm on carrots.