We are all familiar with basil pesto.. but carrot pesto? Carrots are rich in beneficial properties for health: they contain vitamin C and beta-carotene that can help us with our tan during the summer! They are an excellent source of vitamin Am and can protect our eyesight. They are poor of calories, perfect for keeping fit as well as healthy. And not only; carrots are also a very versatile food in the kitchen, perfect for preparing many tasty recipes, sweet and savoury.

Today we see together how to prepare carrot pesto in a very special version and in perfect “do not waste” style reusing the skins.

ricetta pesto di carote

Once again, the kitchen of leftovers allows us to prepare delicious low cost dishes. Let’s see then, step by step, the recipe for pesto of carrots reusing skins: 

INGREDIENTS (for 2 people)

  • The skins of 5 carrots
  • Some almonds
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Chili pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt


  • Wash the carrots well, dry them, chop the skins with a knife.
  • Add a little oil, the almonds, the clove of garlic and a pinch of pepper
  • Blend everything until you get a cream to taste with pasta, croutons or fish based second courses.