1/2 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

The deep, toasty notes of dark sesame oil enhance this Asian version of the classic Italian sauce. Toss with rice noodles, or dollop on fish or chicken. You can also stir a few tablespoons into a simple meat and vegetable stir-fry. Freeze small portions of the pesto in ice cube trays; transfer to a zip-top plastic bag, and store in the freezer for up to two months. You can use regular basil if you can't find Thai basil.

How to Make It

Place all ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Press plastic wrap onto surface of pesto. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Ratings & Reviews

jammcc's Review

July 18, 2012
Tastes absolutely fresh and fresh and delicious! So far I have only eaten it on a spoon... and I know it will be superb used with the foods suggested!

Craige's Review

October 03, 2011
Fantastic! So fresh and flavorful. I used about 3 times the amount of peanuts called for because 2 tablespoons was barely any. I could have used even more, I think.

LeAndra's Review

March 11, 2009
I really liked this, but didn't have the amount of basil called for so, it was a little liquidy, but good as a sauce.