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Asian Pesto

15 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
Chopped gingerroot, fish sauce and Sriracha sauce put a flavorful Asian-inspired spin on this traditional basil pesto.
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1-1/2 cups tightly packed fresh basil
1-1/2 cups tightly packed fresh cilantro
1/3 cup PLANTERS Cashew Halves with Pieces
2 large cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. chopped peeled gingerroot
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
Zest and juice from 1 lime
2 tsp. nam pla (fish sauce)
1 tsp. Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce)
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Let's Make It
1
Process first 5 ingredients in food processor until finely chopped, using pulsing action.
2
Mix remaining ingredients in liquid measuring cup. With processor running, slowly add oil mixture to ingredients in food processor, processing until smooth and well blended.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
For an island sensation, substitute PLANTERS Macadamias for the cashews.
Tip 2
Food Facts
Sriracha sauce is a Thai hot sauce made from chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. If you can't find it, you can use your favorite hot sauce instead.
Tip 3
Serving Suggestion
Serve over hot cooked rice noodles, cellophane noodles or linguine. Or, use as a marinade for shrimp, fish fillets or chicken, using about 1/4 cup pesto for each pound of fish or chicken.
Nutrition
Calories
290
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g
35%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 490mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
4%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 4g
8%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
25%
Vitamin C
20%
Calcium
4%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
4 servings, about 1/4 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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