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Carrot Top Pesto

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x


This easy pesto is made with fresh carrot greens for a twist on classic pesto. it’s quick, easy, and full of fresh flavors.


  • 2 cups packed leafy carrot tops
  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine the carrot tops, almonds, and garlic cloves in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Stir in olive oil, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.
  2. Refrigerate the pesto in an air-tight container for up to one week.
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 115.9mg
  • Fat: 12.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 1.8mg

Keywords: carrot greens pesto, carrot tops pesto, carrot greens recipe