Singapore Recipes – Laksa Pesto

Ingredients (makes 1 cup)

  • 2 cups fresh laksa leaves, packed
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 chilli padi
  • 1/3 cup of candle nuts & sun flower seeds
  • 1 bulb garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1. Combine the laksa leaves in with the nuts and seeds, pulse a few times in a food processor.

2. Add the shrimps and garlic, pulse a few times more.

3. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.

4. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended.

5. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.