Carrot Greens Pesto Recipe

Carrot green pesto

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In this article I would like to introduce you to my extraordinary Carrot Green Pesto Recipe.

Holistic cooking without leftovers, this is how ecology works today.

The origin of my pesto idea came from the consideration not to dispose the beautiful green of the carrot, but to conjure something great out of it.

After all, every rabbit likes this herb and it is just as tasty and digestible for humans. So I made the green into a pesto that can be served with cold as well as warm dishes.

I have to say that it surprised me very much: the fine and unique taste is more than convincing, just enough to make you fall in love! So, full carrot power ahead. I wish you good luck!

1. Pesto with Carrot Green Ingredients and Tips

Welcome to the creative kitchen 🙂 This is really great, there are no traditional preparations. So you can use your imagination and experiment with the ingredients.

1.1 Ingredients overview Carrot Green Pesto

As a nutty addition you can vary quite a bit: walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds.

Garlic yes / no, parmesan yes / no.

As oils work: olive oil, walnut oil, safflower oil or rapeseed oil

1.2 Preparation Tips for Carrot Greens Pesto

The preparation with the hand blender is very easy.

Once the cheese is grated, I put all the ingredients including oil and spices into a blender jug and chop everything up well with a hand blender.

Here is a seasonal cooking tip: In spring you can also prepare wild garlic pesto.

Finely grated parmesan
Parmesan or pecorino go well together.

2. Recipe Carrot Green Pesto

Carrot Green Pesto

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 6
Calories 244
Total Time 10 Min.
Preparation Time 5 Min.
Cook Time 5 Min.

Simple tutorial for the preparation of carrot green pesto.

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Carrot green pesto
Carrot green Pesto Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


1 bunch carrot greens (green from a bunch of carrots)
60 g parmesan (finely ground)
3 tbs walnut kernels
1/2 pc clove of garlic (or less)
1/2 tsp Salt
4 pinches Pepper
125 ml oliv oil


Fresh carrots with greens
Fresh carrots with greens


Remove carrot leaves from the bunch of carrots, rinse under cold water and dab dry.

Pluck the cabbage from the stalks.

Finely grated parmesan
Parmesan or pecorino go well together.

Grate Cheese

Prepare all ingredients.

Finely grate the Parmesan cheese or pecorino with the cheese grater.

Carrot Green Pesto ingredients
Carrot Green Pesto ingredients

Chop Nuts

Chop the walnuts roughly with a knife.

Carrot green pesto ingredients in mixer
Carrot green pesto ingredients in mixer

Prepare shredding

Put carrot green, grated cheese, chopped walnuts, salt, pepper in the blender jug.

finely diced garlic cloves
Peeled fresh garlic and finely diced the cloves

Add garlic

Add some finely chopped garlic.

Carrot green pesto in a blender
Freshly made carrot green pesto photographed from above in a blender. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

Prepare pesto

Put the olive oil in the blender jug.

Chop all the ingredients in the blender jug with a hand blender.

Season the pesto to taste.

Carrot green pesto
Carrot green Pesto Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Serve the pesto with raw vegetables, bread or hot food.

Bon appetit!

3. Nutritional Information

4. Where does a Pesto of Carrot Leaves fit?

You can dip and eat the carrot green pesto with walnuts wonderfully with carrot sticks.The carrot green pesto with walnuts is wonderful to dip and eat with carrot sticks.

Pesto from carrot cabbage goes perfectly with…

Delicious spaghetti with carrot green pesto and caramelized tomatoes. Fried carrot green for decoration. It doesn’t get any better than this!

5. Other Pesto and Dip Recipes

Basil Pesto alla Genovese
Wild Garlic Pesto
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