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Thai Basil Peanut Pesto

Get a taste of Thailand with this aromatic Thai basil pesto. The combination of fresh Thai basil, peanuts, and rice vinegar creates a unique and flavorful sauce that's perfect for stir-fries, noodles, or as a dip.

Tasty Team
93% would make again


for 1 cup

  • 2 cups thai basil leaves (80 g), packed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup dry roasted peanuts (30 g)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 745
  • Fat 65g
  • Carbs 33g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 22g
  • Protein 14g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Place the Thai basil, garlic, peanuts, sesame oil, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, agave nectar, soy sauce, and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth. Add salt to taste.
  2. Use pesto immediately or transfer to an airtight container. Pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  3. Enjoy!
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