Use the Whole Carrot in This Vegan Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto

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Wasting food is lame, which is why I love this recipe for carrot soup; it utilizes the whole carrot, tops and all. No scraps end up in the trash, and you get a delicious meal — it’s a win-win.

When you go to chop the carrots for the soup, be sure to save those carrot tops! They get blended up with some pepitas, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice to make a bright, flavorful pesto.

When you’re ready to serve the soup, swirl in a spoonful of the carrot top pesto. Drizzle in some creamy coconut milk, too, while you’re at it.

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