What to do with carrot peelings?
Sometimes the carrot peels you throw away are potential ingredients for creating other foods. We will see in this article why it is better to use them wisely, instead of throwing them directly in the trash.
Carrot peelings are a perfect example of this waste that can become treasures. Although most people consider them inedible and unnecessary, there are actually different things you can do with them that create beautiful culinary mixes.
Especially since carrot peelings are one of the easiest to reuse. We hope this article inspires you to get creative with them!
1. Add the carrot peels to your vegetable broth
Add them to your vegetable broth, it's easy and cheap. You can even mix them with other waste like onion skins. Once you have had enough, boil and simmer for about an hour: a good homemade broth. For better preservation, pour the contents into an ice cube tray.
2. Make carrot chips
Very simple and perfect technique for lazy people. Heat your oven to 200ºC, mix the carrot peelings with your favorite seasoning and olive oil (2 tablespoons) and spread them on a baking sheet and cook for about 10 minutes. Avoid crowding them too much so that they become crispy.
3. Add carrot peels to your smoothies
Carrot peelings are a great alternative to classic smoothies. Not only do they give you extra nutrients, but they also give you a delicious carrot taste. You can also mix flavors, carrot goes particularly well with pineapple, orange and beets.
4. Cook carrot peelings in your stir-fries
Adding carrot peels to your stir-fries is a great way to make them slightly tastier. You can also cut them thinly if you don't want large chunks in your stir-fry.
5. Make carrot pesto made from carrot peel
But what is carrot peel pesto?
Pesto is a culinary preparation from Liguria made with basil,cheese pine nuts, marjoram or parsley , olive oil , garlic and a broth. Here we are going to replace basil and parsley with carrot peelings
Preheat the oven to 400°. Cut the carrot tops, leaving a bit of stem. Measure 2 cups carrot tops and set aside; reserve remaining carrot tops for another use.
Mix the carrot peels and the hot pan vegetable oil; Season with salt and pepper. Roast, stirring occasionally, until carrots are golden brown and tender, 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool.
Mix garlic and walnuts until a coarse paste forms. Add basil, Parmesan and reserved carrot tops; mix again until a coarse paste is obtained. Add olive oil and pulse until combined; Season with salt and pepper. Serve the carrots with the pesto.
In advance if you want: the pesto can be prepared 1 day in advance. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface; refrigerate. Carrots can be roasted 4 hours in advance. Let stand at room temperature.
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