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May 25, 2013

Curious minds want to know: is there any good use for leafy tops of carrots?carrot tops

Carrot Greens with Sesame Dressing

1 bunch carrot greens, washed and stemmed

3 tablespoons toasted and ground white sesame seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon sake

1/8 teaspoon sugar

1. In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, parboil carrot greens for 2 minutes then shock in ice water drain and squeeze dry. Place in a new bowl of cold water and refrigerate overnight, changing water 2-3 times to eliminate bitter flavor. Drain and squeeze again, then cut into 1/2 inch lengths.

2. In a medium bowl, dress carrot greens with sesame seeds, soy sauce, sake, and sugar. Allow greens to sit and marinate at least 1 hour before serving.

Thanks to Lorrie Schoettler who owns Stony Ridge Farm in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Read about her farm here ( and ( I love the way we all share info on not only the growing but the eating!!!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2013 6:42 pm

    Thanks! I was just wondering what to do with a good looking bunch I bought yesterday!

  2. May 26, 2013 12:20 pm

    I love using carrot greens. I try to use all parts of the produce that I buy and beet and carrot greens are great sauteed. I visit the store most weekends, but never knew that there was a blog! Happy to have found you online, love that I can buy local.

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