Macadamia nuts and sweet basil make a delicious flavor combination. My Macadamia Nut Pesto is a great addition to your pasta night, or any night, and will definitely make your taste buds dance.
Do you grow your own herbs or buy them packaged at your grocery store? They are so overpriced at the store and I never know what kind of chemicals they are spraying on them. A couple weeks ago my mom needed basil for a recipe so she checked at the grocery store but they were all out. She headed over to Home Depot and bought two basil plants that were absolutely beautiful. They were even cheaper than the packaged ones she wanted to buy! We decided we were going to try and keep the basil alive and happy so we would continue to have basil on hand at all times.
Who doesn’t love pesto?! Well, I’m sure there are many that don’t…but I sure as heck ain’t one of them! I love pesto! I throw it on salads, use it in wraps, add it to pasta sauce, dip chips and crackers in it, and, of course, eat it with a spoon. You can create different pestos by using different nuts and I’ve done so with pine nuts and walnuts before but I wanted to change it up. My go to snacking nut is macadamia nuts. They’re harvested locally here in Hawaii and I have fond childhood memories of my grandma’s macadamia nut tree. Check out my Macadamia Nut Granola recipe for the story. I figured I love Mac nuts so much that I should try them in a pesto with the first harvest from our new basil plants. It was a good choice!
My Macadamia Nut Pesto is free of dairy and has the perfect combination of olive oil, basil, and Mac nuts that packs all the flavor needed to send your tastebuds into a party dance.
Real Food. Real Vibes.
xoxo Kamaile Rose
- ½ cup macadamia nuts
- 1 cup basil
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 garlic clove
- ½ cup light olive oil
- Put all ingredients except olive oil in a blender or food processor. Start to blend and slowly pour in the olive oil. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender or processor. Make sure everything is incorporated. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.