A few weeks ago, I stopped by a market and fell in love with a bunch of fresh carrots, well, if one can actually fall in love with carrots ;) They were so fresh and not only did the carrots look great, but the tops were so pretty and I just couldn't chop them off and toss them. I have heard of carrot top soup, but that didn't really strike my fancy, so I began to look around and I round a recipe for carrot top pesto. Score!!!
When purchasing fresh carrots with the stems in tact, just be sure that the greens are truly fresh and bright green. All you need to do is snip the greens from the stems, give them a bit of a chop, throw the greens along with some garlic, roasted walnuts, olive oil, salt and black pepper in your food processor and you have a truly delightful pesto.
The soup is Velvety Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto and you can find the recipe HERE.
The soup is so very simple to make, basically just onions and carrots. This is the second batch I've made. With the first, I followed the recipe exactly, this time around I added a clove of garlic to the soup. A nice addition.
Serve the soup with a dollop of the fresh carrot top pesto. Be sure to stir it around so you get a bit of the pesto with every spoon full!
As I said, this is my second batch and it will not be my last. The soup will freeze well, so I plan to keep some in small containers for a quick lunch. If you like carrots, I think you'll truly love this soup.
And remember, not only does it taste great, it's good for your eyes too :)