Thai Pesto Pizza

  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh Thai basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/3 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1-2 small fresh red chiles, seeded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil
  • Pizza dough for one 12″ pizza

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Combine basil, garlic, peanuts, chiles, and salt in a food processor and process until the mixture is a smooth paste.  With the processor running add the peanut oil in a thin stream until thoroughly combined.  Lightly oil a baking sheet or pizza pan and gently pull and press dough into a 12” round or rectangle shape.  Top with pesto mixture and bake for about 20 minutes until the crust is golden brown on edges and bottom.  Allow to rest for a few minutes then cut into wedges.

Adapted from Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson