Recipe: Macadamia and Rocket Dip

This recipe could be called a dip or a pesto as it works just as well as both – have it as part of a platter of crudites and cheeses or on top of a pasta and either way you’ll be laughing. It’s absolutely full of flavour but super simple to make. I used savoury yeast in mine to make it vegan but you could definitely use parmesan instead if you prefer – either work perfectly! The hardest part is decided how to eat it!

Ingredients List

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup rocket
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup savoury yeast (or parmesan)
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Roast macadamias for 5-6 minutes until lightly golden
  3. Deseed the chilli and finely dice it
  4. Mince the garlic
  5. Add all ingredients except oil to your food processor and pulse until ingredients are combined (scrape down the sides as required)
  6. Slowly add the oil and pulse until you reach your desired consistency
  7. Season with salt and pepper and then refrigerate until needed
  8. Enjoy!


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