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I’m an enormous BIG fan of utilizing the entire vegetable when cooking. I imply, why throw away a part of a vegetable just because it’s not as in style or possibly not often featured in instagram recipes, as a result of it’s not as glamorous. Stuff that. Actually. Stuff that veggie. Or flip it into one thing you’ll be able to stuff a veggie (or a bread) with. Like on this beautiful and ridiculously easy thought.

Different veggie scraps that ought to not find yourself within the bin, but often do: kale or silverbeet stalks, beetroot tops, carrot tops, coriander roots, broccoli or cauliflower stalks, coriander and parsley stalks. Dudes, that is edible cash going into the bin. So let’s discover ways to flip these odd bits and items into tasty trimmings! Starting with celery leaf pesto.

Sure, celery leaves have a powerful style if you attempt only one by itself. Nonetheless, if you blitz them right into a dip, they lose a little bit of that robust taste. This pesto is yum. Sure, not so good as basil pesto, true, however yum in its personal proper. It’s lovely in cheese or roast veggie sandwiches, in pasta or to stuff bread with. Critically, I unapologetically binged on pull aside stuffed rye sourdough once I made this pesto.

Tacky celery leaf pesto

Makes loads.


  • leaves of a bunch of celery, washed and roughly chopped (about four handfuls)
  • 5 large handfuls of cashews
  • 10 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/three tsp black pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  • three TBSP dietary yeast flakes
  • a handful of vegan cheddar


  1. Add the celery leaves and cashews to a meals processor and blitz till the leaves are crumbled into tiny items. You may must cease a couple of occasions and scrape the perimeters.
  2. Add the remainder of the components and blitz till you get a creamy, however nonetheless chunky, pesto.

To make the stuffed bread, observe the steps on this recipe. I stuffed this one with plenty of celery leaf pesto and roasted capsicum relish. O.M.G. I child you not, it’s ridiculously GOOD.

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