Macadamia Nut Hummus Plate

You'll go nuts for this twist on hummus!

A savory twist on the usual hummus

(Not) Just another Manic Monday…. We have Macadamia Nut Hummus!

This hummus is inspired by the Macadamia nut hummus we enjoyed at the Fairmont Orchid while vacationing on The Big Island of Hawaii last month. It was such a unique savory flavor, I knew I had to try to make it at home!

We tried recreating it several ways, even roasting our own macadamias, but decided that the easiest and quickest way is to start with already dry roasted macadamia nuts. We blend them in a food processor until they have released their oils and become a smooth paste. Then we addin the usual suspects like chickpeas and tahini.

The end result is smooth, creamy hummus with a slight nutty taste that is out of this world!

Served here with homemade sweet potato chips recipe from Minimalist Baker (a must try!), broccoli, cauliflower, radish, cucumber, and creamy avocado on a bed of lettuce.  Perfect way to start the week!

Scroll down to see the recipe.

Macadamia Nut Hummus Plate


The Sweet Potato Chips are a recipe from Minimalist Baker


Macadamia Nut Hummus Plate
This Macadamia Nut Hummus was inspired by a similar one we enjoyed while vacationing on The Big Island of Hawaii. It's a delicious twist on the usual.
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
  • 1 cup dry roasted macadamias
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic. minced
  • ¾ - 1 tsp salt (depending on tastes)
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  1. Place macadamia nuts in food processor and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides periodically to make sure all the nuts are processed. (The nuts will break down, release its oils and go from grainy to paste-like)
  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients to the food processor, streaming the olive oil as blending.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning needed.
  4. Serve with veggies, sweet potato chips or crackers.
  5. Hummus will thicken in the refrigerator so bring to room temperature before serving.


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