Macadamia Pesto


2 cups basil leaves
1 cup macadamia nuts
2 cloves garlic
1 TB lemon juice


100 ml olive oil or macadamia oil
65 gram grated parmesan cheese (optional)
1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Wash and dry basil leaves.
  2. Put into food processor with macadamia nuts and garlic.
  3. Process well until combined.
  4. Add parmesan and salt, process drizzling in oil until smooth.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  6. Great drizzled over pasta.


Macadamia Guacamole


Ripe avocadoes
2 TB lemon juice
1 clove garlic crushed
1 tomato finely chopped


¼ cup onion finely chopped
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ cup chopped roasted macadamia nuts
3 drops hot chilli sauce.


  1. Coarsely mash the avocadoes with a fork.
  2. Add lemon juice and garlic.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients to blend.
  4. Serve with tortillas, toasted pita bread or crackers.


Macadamia and Avocado Cheese Ball


500gram cream cheese
1 ripe avocado
2 TB Dijon mustard


Paprika or parsley to coat
100 gram macadamias
200 gram roasted macadamia pieces


  1. Blend the cream cheese till smooth. Remove the avocado flesh and roughly mash, then stir the avocado and mustard into the cream cheese.
  2. The avocado should swirl through the cream cheese, not blend.
  3. Form into a ball and sprinkle heavily with paprika or parsley.
  4. Press the macadamia pieces into the sides and top of the ball.
  5. Arrange whole macadamias around the bottom of the ball.
  6. Serve with crackers.
  7. An ideal appetiser to accompany drinks.



Avocado and Macadamia Nut Muffins

Ingredients (makes 12)

1 avocado (mash100g for the muffins and reserve rest for the filling)
3 TB chopped macadamia nuts
2 cups flour
3 Tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt


¼ tsp chilli powder
1 beaten egg
1 TB sugar
50gram melted butter
1 cup milk


  1. Combine the dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg, sugar melted butter, mix in avocado.
  3. Add the macadamia nuts to the avocado mixture, then the dry ingredient in batches alternatively with the milk.
  4. Blend together, do not overmix.
  5. Bake at 200C for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve hot, garnish with the remainder of the avocado  or serve with Brie and bacon filling.



Harbourside Macadamias 
402 Matahui Road 



Phone : +64 7 552 0718
Mobile : +64 27 552 0718



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