Zero Waste Recipe: Carrot Top Pesto


Tops from 2-3 bunches of carrots, depending on size; enough to fill a small bowl (Fruitful Hill Farm, Emadi Acres Farm)

2 lemons

2-3 garlic cloves (Fruitful Hill Farm)

2 cups green onion (Bernhardt’s Farm)

¼ cup pine nuts

2 tbsp olive oil (TX Hill Country Olive Co)

Salt & pepper to taste

Optional: Handful of fresh basil leaves or spinach (we didn’t have either on hand and it was still delicious!)


Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Add additional lemon juice or olive oil if needed to reach desired consistency. Delicious as a dip for veggies or crackers, on sandwiches, or as a sauce!

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