Vietnamese Pesto

Vietnamese Pesto


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This is an Asian themed pesto I invented which adds Vietnamese mint (also called Vietnamese coriander) to the basil and substitutes peanuts for pine nuts.

spookylean Washington, United States

Serves: 2 

  • 1 handful Vietnamese mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 handful fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 12 raw peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon Vietnamese fish sauce
  • splash olive oil

Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mortar and pestle and pound until well blended. Add just enough olive oil to dampen it. Serve over spaghetti or as a dip.


Vietnamese mint or coriander can be found in Asian shops. It's also very easy to grow.

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