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Creamy Carrot Green Pesto Sauce Recipe

In lieu of 'trimming and tossing,' turn edible and incredibly nutritious carrot tops into a gourmet ingredient in fewer than 5 minutes!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot green recipes, carrot greens pesto pignolis, carrot greens pesto walnuts, carrot pesto pasta, creamy pesto sauce recipe, what to do with carrot greens
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 206kcal
Cost: $0.61 per serving

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Ingredients for Creamy Carrot Green Pesto Sauce Recipe

  • 2 bunches carrot greens fresh; about 2 - 3 cups loosely packed, big stems removed
  • 1 cup parsley fresh
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 large lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower kernels
  • 1 tablespoon pignoli nuts
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt or more to taste
  • black pepper freshly cracked


  • red pepper flakes
  • Parmesan cheese freshly grated


The Method

  • To the barrel of a food processor, add all of the ingredients pulse until to desired consistency. Taste and season if necessary. Add additional coconut milk or olive oil to thin the sauce or additional nuts or sunflower kernels to thicken it.
  • Scrape the pesto into a lidded jar or container with a tight-fitting lid. Store refrigerated for up to 7 days.


Please Note that table salt and iodized salt are NOT substitutions for Kosher salt. Do not use table salt or iodized salt in any of the recipes you find on Not Entirely Average UNLESS specified otherwise.
Walnuts may be substituted for pignoli nuts if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.