We love buying carrots with the tops still attached because they’re simply just gorgeous that way. But what do you do with the tops after you’ve eaten all the carrots? Most of us just toss them in the compost or trash bin, but who knew you can eat them? Yup, they’re completely edible.
Here are 5 unique carrot top recipes to inspire you:
1. Carrot Top Tempura
Because frying makes everything taste good, right?
2. Carrot Top Vegetable and Rice Soup
This recipe uses carrot tops, diced carrots AND carrot juice.
You can also just use the carrot tops in any kind of broth to give it rich, earthy flavors.
3. Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto
Pesto is a quick way to make use of your carrot tops, just add some carrot tops to your favorite pesto recipe and you’re good to go. If you really love the earthy flavors of carrot tops, you can even trade out the basil entirely.
4. Carrot Top Pesto Grilled Cheese
This kid friendly recipe is another great way to use carrot top pesto.
5. Carrot Top Chimichurri
This authentic Argentinian chimichurri recipe with a carrot top twist is a perfect example of carrot tops working well as a parsley replacement. Try carrot tops in other recipes that call for parsley.