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CARROT TOP PESTO




Welcome back to our Zero Food Waste Series, Episode 3, where we share how you can save your dollars and the planet! 🌎


Ever wondered what to do with those green tops on your carrots? 🤔 Educator Ally shares how they are perfect for making tasty planet-positive pesto with this savvy recipe! 🌱


Ingredients:

🥕One bunch of carrot tops

🥕2 cups spinach

🥕3/4 cup sunflower seeds

🥕1/2 cup of olive oil

🥕1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice!)

🥕1/4 tsp of salt

🥕3 cloves of garlic

🥕2-3 Tbsp of nutritional yeast


Method:

🥕Scrub carrots (avoid peeling for zero food waste)

🥕Throw all the ingredients in the blender and blend on low.

🥕If it gets stuck use a spatula to push the sides down

🥕Blend until all ingredients are pulsed (some small bits are totally okay)


Serve fresh, store in the fridge for several days or freeze. Enjoy with warm pasta or as a cool refreshing pesto pasta salad. Also delicious on grilled sandwiches, wraps or quesadillas! 😋

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