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You can make a healthy pesto out of virtually ANY leafy green. I'm showing you how to make pesto with carrot tops, watercress, and spinach!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 mins

Carrot Top Pesto
 2 cups Carrot Top Leaves
 1/4 cup Pinenuts
Watercress Pesto
 2 cups Watercress
 1/4 cup Walnuts
 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Spinach Pesto
 2 cups Spinach
 1/4 cup Almonds
For all of the pestos
 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
 3 cloves garlic
 1/2 teaspoon Salt
 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
 1/2 cup Olive Oil

1

Choose which type of pesto you'd like to make. Add all the ingredients listed under it to a food processor, along with parmesan, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pulse until leaves are broken down.

2

Scrape down the sides of the food processor and put the lid back on. With the food processor running, slowly pour in olive oil until full incorporated.

Ingredients

Carrot Top Pesto
 2 cups Carrot Top Leaves
 1/4 cup Pinenuts
Watercress Pesto
 2 cups Watercress
 1/4 cup Walnuts
 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Spinach Pesto
 2 cups Spinach
 1/4 cup Almonds
For all of the pestos
 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
 3 cloves garlic
 1/2 teaspoon Salt
 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
 1/2 cup Olive Oil

Directions

1

Choose which type of pesto you'd like to make. Add all the ingredients listed under it to a food processor, along with parmesan, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pulse until leaves are broken down.

2

Scrape down the sides of the food processor and put the lid back on. With the food processor running, slowly pour in olive oil until full incorporated.

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