Macadamia Nut Pesto Pasta
If you’re a pesto lover, you’re going to adore this Hawaiian twist on the classic dish!
Our homemade pesto sauce is nutty and buttery balanced with garlic & basil. We sub traditional olive oil for premium expeller-pressed macadamia nut oil from Maiden Hawaii for a unique flavor your tastebuds will love.
We use this sauce as the finishing touch to our macadamia-topped pasta dish.
Macadamia Nut Pesto Sauce
- 5 cups sweet basil leaves, well packed
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup Macadamia Nut Oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process till well chopped. Slowly add the macadamia nut oil into processor while the processor is on. Season with the salt and pepper. Makes 3-1/2 cups.
Macadamia Nut Pasta
1 package of pasta (we like rotini, penne, or fusilli)
Macadamia nuts, chopped for garnish - optional
Parmesan cheese, for garnish - optional
Basil leaves for garnish - optional
Cook Pasta of your choice according to package directions. Strain. Add pasta to large bowl and mix in the pesto sauce (as much as you desire) We like ALOT of sauce! Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garnish with basil leave and chopped macadamia nuts if you desire.