Asian Pesto Sauce

Zesty orange, chili sauce, and ginger are just a few of the ingredients that transform ordinary pesto into an Asian-inspired sauce.

Asian Pesto Sauce

Ingredients

  • 60 ml (¼ cup) orange juice
  • 30 ml (2 Tablespoons) rice wine vinegar
  • 30 ml (2 Tablespoons) dark sesame oil
  • 15 ml (1 Tablespoon) low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Asian chilli sauce
  • 60 g (2 cups) spinach
  • 10 g (¼ cup) fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon orange peel, grated

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn the machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 15 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.