Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

My gardening friends may have carrots coming out of their gardens about now. Here is a great ‘no waste’ recipe that uses the entire carrot from bottom to top I have one friend who had beautiful carrot tops but tiny carrots. Well the pesto is good just on its own. Try it on pasta or anything else…. Enjoy! GMD



If you are throwing away your carrot tops, you need to Stop-Right-Now!  In the spirit of ‘no waste’ cooking, I decided to try to use the tops as well since I know they are as nutritious as the carrots. I was looking for a recipe for carrot tops and came across this one for roasted carrots with pesto in Bon Appetit.  I had these lovely carrots which truly exemplify the concept of “Eat the Rainbow”.  They range in color from almost white to dark purple with many shades of yellow, orange and red in between.  Who says carrots are boring?  Roasting them intensifies their flavor, making them rich and creamy, no resemblance to their watery boiled or steamed versions.  As a bonus, with each colorful bite you get a different dose of vitamins.


Here is what Rainbow Carrots can do for you:

  • Orange: Beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes…

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