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Carrot Tops and Sesame Seeds

Prep Time

4 min

Cooking Time

10 min





  • 2 cups carrot tops, chopped fine

  • 1/4 cup tan sesame seeds, roasted

  • 1 teaspoon shoyu, soy sauce

  • water


  1. Place 1/8 to 1/4-inch of water in a sauce pan, cover, and bring to a boil. Add the carrot tops and cook for 1 minute. Remove and drain.

  2. Place the roasted sesame seeds in a suribachi and grind until half the seeds are crushed. 

  3. Add the shoyu and grind again to thoroughly mix, adding enough water to create a thick paste-like consistency.

  4. Place the carrot tops in the suribachi with the seeds and mix thoroughly. 

  5. Place in a serving bowl.


Michio and Aveline Kushi

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