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Vegan Carrot Top Pistachio Pesto

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan pesto makes use of an ingredient that's often tossed in the trash.


  • 1 cup basil
  • 2 cups carrot top greens (washed well and stems removed)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 of a medium lemon
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (more to thin out if desired)


  1. Add all ingredients except olive oil to a blender or food processor and blend.
  2. Slowly stream in olive oil and continue to blend until pesto reaches desired consistency.
  3. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for 3-5 days.


Pistachios can be substituted for pine nuts for a more traditional recipe.

  • Category: Sauces