Thai Basil Pesto
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An Asian twist of the classic Italian basil pesto sauce, using Thai basil leaves, coriander and fresh mint leaves.
Recipe type: Sauces
Serves: 8 oz. glass jar
  • 2 cups Thai basil leaves
  • 1 cup coriander
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup (60 g) roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • Juice from 1 large lime
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  1. Using a food processor, pulse the Thai basil, coriander and fresh mint together.
  2. Add in garlic cloves, peanuts and give it a quick pulse.
  3. Add in the seasoning sauces and olive oil and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
  4. Store in a glass jar or container. Drizzle a thin layer of olive oil on top of the pesto to keep it the color fresh. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Recipe by Bear Naked Food at