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Macadamia Tomato Pesto Sauce

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Macadamia Tomato Pesto Sauce is a welcome variation to the typical basil pesto sauce, with sun-dried tomatoes being the special ingredient that delivers a sweet and tart flavor to your pesto and a beautiful pink hue.

Macadamia nuts have a rich buttery taste and creamy texture, making them a great alternative to the traditional pesto nuts – pine nuts. Macadamia nuts are highly nutritious with health benefits such as lowering blood sugar levels which helps prevent diabetes and even reduce symptoms.

They also offer heart-healthy benefits such as lowering cholesterol levels and keeping blood vessels elastic. In addition, macadamias are an excellent nut for someone trying to lose weight as they are endowed with healthy fats, fiber, and protein that stave off hunger.

Sun-dried tomatoes are taken through a drying process that takes out much of their moisture. This process thickens the skin, making it a barrier to preventing microorganisms from spoiling the fleshy inside. Apart from making tomatoes last longer, the process of sun-drying concentrates the tomato flavor by expelling most of the moisture, and so they are tastier than fresh tomatoes.

Sun-dried tomatoes have a robust nutritional profile with powerful antioxidants such as lycopene, minerals, and vitamins. Some of their health benefits include boosting your immune system thanks to vitamin C, improving the digestive process, and fighting off free radicals.

For this recipe, we will be soaking both macadamia nuts and sun-dried tomatoes, albeit differently. When soaked for twenty-four hours, macadamia nuts become soft and creamy when you blend them until really smooth. With dried tomato and fresh coriander, you get an intricate mix of sweet, tart, and earthy flavors.

This soft macadamia paste takes on a beautiful light pink hue of dried tomato. A mix of fresh coriander gives it a slightly brown tinge like the Norwegian light goat cheese. This is easy and quick to make and yields a delicious light spread or dip.

Macadamia Tomato Paste Sauce

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Serves: 3-4
Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 0 min Total Time: 10 min

Nutritional Benefits: Sun-dried tomatoes have a robust nutritional profile with powerful antioxidants such as lycopene, minerals, and vitamins. Some of their health benefits include boosting your immune system thanks to vitamin C, improving the digestive process, and fighting off free radicals. Macadamia nuts are highly nutritious with health benefits such as lowering blood sugar levels which helps prevent diabetes and even reduce symptoms. They also offer heart-healthy benefits such as lowering cholesterol levels and keeping blood vessels elastic. In addition, macadamias are an excellent nut for someone trying to lose weight as they are endowed with healthy fats, fiber, and protein that stave off hunger.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 12 sprigs fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic grape vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dried tomato, soaked in water 4 hours
  • 1 cup macadamia nut, soaked in water 24 hours

Instructions

1

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend into a smooth paste.

2

Transfer into a serving dish and spread with a tablespoon of sesame and garnish with dried tomato and chopped coriander leaves.

Nutrition

  • 517 Calories
  • 12.1g Carbohydrates
  • 54.1g Fat
  • 3.8g Fiber
  • 3.7g Protein
  • 8.1g Saturated fat
  • 1039mg Sodium
  • 7g Sugar

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