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I’m a giant 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 fashionable or possibly not commonly 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 may stuff a veggie (or a bread) with. Like on this beautiful and ridiculously easy concept.

Different veggie scraps that ought to not find yourself within the bin, but commonly 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 learn to flip these odd bits and items into tasty trimmings! Starting with celery leaf pesto.

Sure, celery leaves have a powerful style whenever you strive only one by itself. Nevertheless, whenever 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 after I made this pesto.

Tacky celery leaf pesto

Makes rather a lot.


  • leaves of a bunch of celery, washed and roughly chopped (about four handfuls)
  • 5 massive 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 would possibly must cease just a few 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, comply with the steps on this recipe. I stuffed this one with a lot of celery leaf pesto and roasted capsicum relish. O.M.G. I child you not, it’s ridiculously GOOD.

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