Pesto Sauce Recipe: Asian Pacific Pesto

DifficultyBeginner

Asian Pacific Pesto Sauce Recipe | Culinary Mana

Learn how to easily make Asian Pacific pesto sauce with a handful of simple ingredients for a mighty flavorful recipe.

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

  cup Olive Oil
 ¼ cup Vegetable OilSave 1/8 cup for the end of the recipe
 1 tbsp Fresh Crushed Garlic
 ½ cup Macadamia NutsChopped
 ½ cup Thai BasilLeaves no Stem
 ¼ cup CilantroStem & Leaves
  cup Green OnionGreens Only
 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
 ½ tsp Fresh Ginger RootPeeled & Minced

1

Initial Preparation: Gather all your ingredients and assemble a blender.

2

Blend: Place all ingredients in the blender in the same order as seen in ingredients list, reserve 1/8 vegetable oil for the end.
Pulse for a few seconds to break down herbs, then blend until smooth. You can add extra oil to get the right consistency.
Adjust seasoning if needed for taste

A mortar & pestle can be used to blend this by hand for a chunkier result.

3

Enjoy: A thicker or thinner version of the pesto can be made for different uses. It can be a sauce or dip.


Recipe by Chef Adam Tabura

Adam Tabura is an executive chef based in Hawaiʻi. Originally from the island of Lānaʻi, Chef Adam has been the executive chef for some of Hawaiʻi’s top resorts and restaurants, won the Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race with Aloha Plate and most recently founded the Manele Spice Company featuring the familiar flavors of Hawaiʻi in Hawaiian Salt Blends. He is also a partner at the upcoming restaurant Axe and Arrow Gastropub located in Bremerton, Washington.

Ingredients

  cup Olive Oil
 ¼ cup Vegetable OilSave 1/8 cup for the end of the recipe
 1 tbsp Fresh Crushed Garlic
 ½ cup Macadamia NutsChopped
 ½ cup Thai BasilLeaves no Stem
 ¼ cup CilantroStem & Leaves
  cup Green OnionGreens Only
 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
 ½ tsp Fresh Ginger RootPeeled & Minced

Directions

1

Initial Preparation: Gather all your ingredients and assemble a blender.

2

Blend: Place all ingredients in the blender in the same order as seen in ingredients list, reserve 1/8 vegetable oil for the end.
Pulse for a few seconds to break down herbs, then blend until smooth. You can add extra oil to get the right consistency.
Adjust seasoning if needed for taste

A mortar & pestle can be used to blend this by hand for a chunkier result.

3

Enjoy: A thicker or thinner version of the pesto can be made for different uses. It can be a sauce or dip.

Pesto Sauce Recipe: Asian Pacific Pesto

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