What I Made: Carrot Green and Cilantro Pesto

Got to do something with all those carrot greens, why let them go to waste?!?
  • ¾ cup pine nuts (or walnuts, hazelnuts or pistachios)
  • 1/8 cup organic carrot leaves, chopped
  • 1/8 cup organic cilantro, chopped (or parsley, I used cilantro since that was in our share)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh-grated parmesan cheese
  • generous pinch of sea salt
Toast the nuts at 325ºF for a few minutes to bring out the flavour. In a food processor, puree the nuts, carrot leaves, cilnatro leaves, lemon juice and garlic. Pour in cheese, salt, and olive oil, starting with ¼ cup. Blend, and increase olive oil if the pesto is too thick.
 
I used this as a topping for some quinoa pasta.  When I realized that I had an awful lot of left over pesto, I made it into a carrot green ans cilantro pesto chicken pizza.  🙂  I recommend both.  This is surprisingly yummy!!
 
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