Raw Macadamia & Semi-Dried Tomato Pesto
Makes 3 Cups | 10 mins
Tess Masters – I got this fantastic semi-dried and macadamia pesto dip from The Australian Macadamia Society. This pesto is so easy to throw together in less than 10 minutes in your food processor. You just will not believe something so easy can have so much flavor.
This pesto is sensational served with veggie sticks, crackers, or tortilla chips, it’s delicious tossed through pasta or zucchini noodles, and makes a wonderful spread for sandwiches and wraps.
Semi-dried tomatoes packed with olive oil in jars are commonly found in Australian grocery stores. But, they’re quite difficult to find in American grocery stores. I’ve only been able to source them at specialty stores or online. Don’t use sun-dried tomatoes. They’re just too rich in this dip.
Find semi-dried tomatoes, and don’t miss making this pesto. It’s divine.
- 1 cup semi-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, drained
- 1/2 cup raw unsalted macadamias, plus more to taste
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, plus more to taste
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- Pinch of red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
Throw everything into a food processor fitted with the s blade, and pulse until rustically combined. Tweak basil, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve as a dip with vegetables or crackers, or stir through pasta with olive oil.
Tess Masters is an actor, presenter, cook, lifestyle personality, and author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies, The Perfect Blend, and creator of The Blender Girl Smoothies App with Random House. She shares her enthusiasm for healthy living with quick easy recipes you can whip up in a blender at theblendergirl.com. Her healthy fast food uses gluten-free, plant-based, whole food ingredients. With blending as her guiding metaphor in life, Tess combines varied ideas and concepts, notes and flavors, and philosophies and cultures to find her perfect blend for healthy and happiness, asking readers, “What’s Your Perfect Blend?”