• 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cubed frozen mango – or pawpaw??
  • 1 fennel bulb – roughly chopped (use the green fronds, too)
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • juice of 1 lime
  • handful fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • ½ – ¾ cup raw coconut water – depends on the kind of consistency you like, I used ½ cup for a creamy, spoonable smoothie
  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Adjust the amount of liquid if needed. Garnish with fennel fronds and mint leaves.

CARROT TOP CHIMICHURRI (Argentinian green sauce or salsa)

Traditionally used on grilled meat, this simple, flavourful condiment can be used on proteins, pasta, vegetables, potatoes, and more. You can even eat it like a dip with your favourite chips, crackers, or cut-up vegetables: it’s that good!  (recipe from the Guardian)

Prepare your dutch carrots: Start by removing the leaves from the stem of the carrot. Place in a cold bowl of water to remove as much dirt as possible. Dry in a salad spinner, then remove any brown or discolored leaves and give it a rough chop until it’s minced. You can also pulse it in a food processor, but not too much. Soak and roughly hand-scrub carrots twice – they will keep longer then.

1 bunch organic carrots with tops
20g parsley, finely chopped, including stalks
2 tsp dried or chopped fresh oregano
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 pinch dried chilli flakes
8 Tab extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tab red-wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Remove the carrot stalks and tops, soak them in water to remove any soil, and rinse. Repeat. Dry, then …

Finely chop 20g of the stalks and leaves, and mix with all the other ingredients.
Season to taste, and it’s done.*
The chimichurri will keep in the fridge for a week or two.

another suggestion:  Rest the sauce: Let it sit on the countertop for at least 30 minutes to develop its flavour. Add any leftovers to a jar or airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Since you’re using fresh herbs in the carrot top chimichurri sauce, they may need some time to break down and develop their flavors. This chimichurri tastes best when it’s had some time to rest.

You can use a food processor to mix up the sauce, but only to pulse the dry ingredients. Chimichurri is meant to have small roughly chopped minced pieces.

Save the stems to use in a broth or soup. Don’t waste your carrot peelings either! Use them in this Carrot Peeling Cake.