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Thai Pesto

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"Add the taste of Thai to noodles, salad, rice, or any dish with this versatile, full-flavored sauce! Serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container until needed."
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10 m servings 84
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 1/4 cup)


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  1. Blend cilantro, peanut butter, garlic, olive oil, ginger, fish sauce, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper in a blender until smooth.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 84 calories; 7.4 3.4 1.9 0 197 Full nutrition

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I had a bunch of "leftover" cilantro and wondered what to do with all of it. This recipe came to the rescue. I am out of fish sauce, so I used lite soy sauce in lieu of that. I completely forgot...

I personally would give this 4 stars, but EVERYBODY else that ate it loved it. I followed the recipe exactly and thought it was good, but needed a little bit of brightness to it. SO I added a ...

Yum! I love Thai food and this did not disappoint. I cut the cayenne because I have small children, but that is the only alteration I made. This will be a permanent addition to my kitchen!

Made the recipe exactly as written, and we were pleased with the sharp, sweet and spicy flavors. I added part of the pesto to spaghetti noodles with shredded carrot and green onion - tasty, but...

We loved this. I was worried that the cilantro would be overwhelming, but not so. There was no fish sauce at our local grocery store, so used soy sauce. I also added a little lemon juice. My ...

This is great! I made a few small changes: 2 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp sesame oil, added 1 lime's worth of juice, and a little srirracha sauce to pump up the spice. We didn't have any fish oil o...

I do a cilantro pesto of my own. just cilantro, olive oil, garlic. That way I can add what I need to flavor my food, be it mexican, thai or whatever.

This was excellent!!! I did make a few alterations. I doubled the batch and used most of it on 1 box of whole grain spaghetti. I also added the zest and juice of 1 lime. Omitted the fish sauce. ...

This is the Thai taste I've been looking for! Ever since I visited Thailand in 2000, I've searched for that "secret something" that made some of the dishes there my favorite. This is as close as...