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Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

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Hello! I'm Libby, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband, Dalton, and I live in Colorado. We love all things outdoors, making a mess in the kitchen and of course going on wonderful adventures!
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Perfectly roasted carrots and flavor-punching pesto and no food wasted!
50MIN
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The Crooked Carrot

Hello! I'm Libby, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband, Dalton, and I live in Colorado. We love all things outdoors, making a mess in the kitchen and of course going on wonderful adventures!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Serves 4
2 bunches
Rainbow Carrots
1 Tbsp
1/2 cup
Pepitas
2 cloves
1 tsp
Ground Cumin
1
Lime , juiced, zested
3/4 cup
to taste
Salt and Pepper

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
624
FAT
55.1 g
PROTEIN
8.9 g
CARBS
27.4 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 2
Remove the carrot tops from the Rainbow Carrots (2 bunch). Wash and set aside. Wash and pat dry Fresh Cilantro (1 cup) and set aside.
Step 3
Wash carrots, lay out on baking sheet, coat with Olive Oil (1 tablespoon), season with Salt and Pepper (to taste).
Step 4
Roast carrots for 30-35 minutes or until tender.
Step 5
Pesto: In food processor, combine carrot top greens, cilantro, Pepitas (1/2 cup), Garlic (2 clove), Ground Cumin (1 teaspoon), Lime (1), Salt and Pepper (to taste).
Step 6
Run on slow while slowly drizzling in Olive Oil (3/4 cup). Continue processing until the mixture is blended well, taste and adjust as needed. Add more lemon and/or salt if it needs more flavor.
Step 7
Top carrots with pesto and enjoy! Cover and store the leftover pesto in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
624
% Daily Value*
Fat
55.1 g
71%
Saturated Fat
8.1 g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
27.4 g
10%
Fiber
7.5 g
27%
Sugars
12.6 g
--
Protein
8.9 g
18%
Sodium
240.7 mg
10%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
68.9 mg
5%
Iron
1.9 mg
11%
Potassium
21.9 mg
0%
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