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Thai Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

A delicious Pesto sauce recipe that uses Thai Basil, peanuts, and Parmesan cheese.
Course Snack
Cuisine Asian, Vegetarian
Keyword Thai Basil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups Thai basil leaves
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or extra virgin olive oil)


  • Add all ingredients into a food processor (or a blender) and puree until smooth. Start with 1 tsp of sea salt. (Adjust more for taste later.)
  • Taste the pesto sauce. Add more salt, if desired. Add more Parmesan cheese, if desired. Adjust to your taste preference.
  • Serve with your favorite pasta. Pesto will remain good for two weeks in the fridge in an airtight container.


Add more oil if the blender or food processor is having trouble.