Asian Pesto Sauce
photo by recipe author

Servings: 4 to 6

Preparation Time: Under 10 minutes

  • handful of cleaned mint, about 1/2 cup leaves
  • handful of cleaned cilantro, about 1/2 cup leaves
  • handful of cleaned basil, about 1/2 cup leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coconut water vinegar, use two tablespoons if not using atchara
  • 2 tablespoons atchara, optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • zest and juice of one lime
  • quarter size of ginger cleaned and finely chopped, or 1/8 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 seeded hot pepper, optional
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash of hot sauce, optional

Clean herbs and place in blender. Add remaining ingredients and puree. Adjust seasoning for spice if needed.

This sauce is great as a dip for grilled meats or veggies, or mixed with mayonnaise for a sandwich spread.

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