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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


  • 2 (180 g) small oranges, peeled
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) dark sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Asian chili sauce
  • 4 cups (120 g) fresh spinach
  • ½ cup (20 g) fresh cilantro leaves, packed
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 (20 g) fresh ginger root, 1" slice
  • 2 strips orange peel


  1. With a peeler or paring knife, remove the peel and white pith from the orange, leaving just the flesh and reserving 1 strip of zest.
  2. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.
  4. Blend for 15-20 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

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