Thai Pesto

Cuisine: Thai

Recipe Type: Sauce

Average User Rating: 1.67 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegan

This is a great fusion recipe, employing a western style preparation with Asian ingredients. This is wonderful as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or tossed with rice noodles.


2 shallots
4 cloves garlic
1 cup Thai basil
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup cilantro
2 Thai chilis
3 stalks lemongrass, white part only
1 TB palm sugar
2 TB lime juice
2 kaffir lime leaves
1 sunchoke, peeled, sliced, blanched until tender, and pureed with a bit of water
peanut oil, as needed
salt, to taste
1 cup roasted peanuts


Puree first 11 ingredients in a food processor. Add peanut oil as necessary to produce a smooth paste. Salt to taste, and add peanuts. Pulse the food processor a few times to coarsely chop the peanuts (make sure not to grind them up too much!).

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: n/a

Servings: 2 cups

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