A Delicious Way to Make Your Pesto More Interesting

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Pesto is one of the most popular and simple sauces to have with pasta. Here is an exciting variation on a normal basil pesto.


  • A large handful of carrot tops
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • A handful of fresh baby spinach
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ cup of cashews
  • ½ cup of milk
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of parmesan


  1. Put the carrot tops, spinach, and basil leaves into a food processor. Add the milk and olive oil to the mixture, making sure there is enough liquid. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the cashews and walnuts to the mixture and blend. If it helps, you can crush up the nuts by hand beforehand. The end result should be smooth and without any lumps of nuts.
  3. Add salt, lemon, and parmesan gradually as they will have a big impact on the flavor. A couple of garlic cloves can also be added at this stage but be careful not to add too much. Blend one last time, and voila!