Fresh Herb Pesto

Fresh Herb Pesto 5

If you are in the mood to liven up your veggies, rice noodle dishes or sandwiches, then this is the pesto for you.  Mix it with vinegar and olive oil for a nice herby vinaigrette for your salad.  It’s is also perfect as a dipping sauce for veggies, seafood and spring rolls or as a spread on a sandwich.

Fresh Herb Pesto 6

Fresh Herb Pesto

Fresh Herb Pesto


  • 50g fresh cilantro (about 1/2 cup packed down)
  • 50g fresh sweet basil leaves (about 1/2 cup packed down)
  • 50g fresh mint leaves (about 1/2 cup packed down)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • sea salt


  1. Wash and dry herbs.
  2. Remove mint and basil leaves from stem.
  3. Cut roots off of cilantro.  Keep leaves and stems intact.  No need to pick off leaves.
  4. Combine all ingredients together (except salt) and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  5. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator and let marinate for an hour before eating.
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