Monday, April 25, 2011

For dinner this week.

Here is a good way to use up the greens from the top of your carrots instead of composting them or giving them to the chickens.
Crushed red pepper and carrot greens pesto. Delicious! It was a little bitter, but the hotness of the peppers covered it up nicely. Check out the recipe HERE.

Let me know if you try it!

Do you have a recipe for commonly discarded vegetable parts? Carrots tops? Broccoli stems?

Thanks for reading!


K-Koira said...

I use the discarded veggie parts (broccoli stems, pepper seeds/white stuff, carrot tops, celery parts, etc) to make vegetable broth in the slow cooker.

Basically, I save everything up for a few days, then toss it all in the slow cooker with lots of water for 12 hours. Makes a great, flavorful broth for free.

And, you can flavor it by what you put in (I always add onion and garlic skins for the extra flavor).

Mike said...

That's a great idea! We will have to try that someday!