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  • Writer's pictureRobin Ankerich

Carrot Top Green Goddess Dressing

Did you know that the leafy green tops of carrots are edible? The number one recipe to use these greens online is to turn them into pesto. With the flavor, in my personal opinion, similar to parsley, it can be used in any recipe where you would add parsley as a finishing herb or as a main flavor like tabouli. Over the last year, I have been playing around with recipes that uses carrot tops. My go to is a big batch of vegetable broth, but there are so many other ways to use them. This recipe evolved over the past month as I have been trying to eat more salads and had 1-2 bunches of carrots coming into our apartment each week.

How to Store carrot Greens?

If you are growing or bringing home carrots with the greens still attached, they should be removed immediately before storing. The greens are much more tender than the hardy carrot root. Using a sharp knife, cut off the stem of the greens about an inch above where they attach to the carrot. Rinse your carrots and store in a jar or Tupperware filled with water (if you refresh and clean the water twice a week, carrots will store for weeks). Compost any bruised or wilted greens. For fresh greens, store in a glass or jar with two inches of water and place on the top shelf or door of your refrigerator. If you change the water and the greens were fresh, they will last up to 1.5-2 weeks.


Carrot Top Green Goddess Dressing


22g/ 1 c Carrot Greens/Leaves

22g/ 1 c Mix of Fresh Tender Herbs of Choice (like Basil, Cilantro, Tarragon)*

6g/ 1/4c Chives or Young Scallions

6g/ 1 Clove of Garlic (Minced)

2g/ ½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce**

32g/ 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

15g/ 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

112g/ ½ c Mayonnaise***

7g/ 1 tsp Maple Syrup

½ tsp Salt

Pinch of Pepper

*Personally, I often use half cilantro and half basil. This recipe is great to use up whatever herbs you have aging in your fridge.

**Tested with Whole Foods brand Worcestershire because it is naturally vegan, without the traditional anchovies.

***Tested with Just Mayo brand mayonnaise.


  1. Combine all of the listed ingredients in a blender or food processor.

  2. Blend until it reaches your desired smoothness. Some people like flecks of herbs while other like a completely smooth incorporated dressing.

  3. Use a leaf of lettuce, carrot, or whatever you will eating the dressing on to taste the dressing. Adjust the salt, maple, vinegar or herbs to your personal taste.

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