Carrot tops....What to do with them?

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So I made a marinated some chicken with carrots and other stuff. I felt guilty for throwing away the carrot tops because they looked really nice and I don't like to waste parts of vegetables. The question is what can I do with them? Can I use them like a fresh herb?
 
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Yes, some people find them to be bitter, but a quick blanch and ice bath takes care of this. I like to make them into a pesto and use that to roast the carrots.
 
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They go well with garlic scapes in a pesto.

If you don't have the good pine nuts, walnuts work well with that combination.
 
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That sounds good...Was also thinking about adding them to a lentil soup. Usually only have onions and garlic with that so might even it out if they are a little bitter.
 
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I've used them only in soups... never noticed any bitterness, but I guess that may depend on the carrots. 
 
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I don't consider them bitter either, but i guess it is like some people think cilantro tastes like soap, i don't get that either.
 
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My basic point was that if 100 people taste the same ingredient. There will be 100 individual perceptions on said ingredient.
 

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