Recipe by NorthwestGal
This is a Hawaiian-style hummus that is great to use as a spread on thinly sliced snack bread or as a dip for vegetables. It comes from a cookbook called Chefs of Aloha: Favorite Recipes from the Top Chefs of Hawaii (and is attributed to the Sheraton Waikiki).
Top Review by Lalaloula
YUM, what a great twist on your usual hummus. The macadamias add a wonderful taste and texture to this and the basil takes it over the top. Very fresh, flavourful and creamy! I used this as a spread with crudites and loved it. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this with us, NorthwesGal!
Made and reviewed for the January 2011 Nut Tag in the Spain/Portugal Forum.
- 1⁄2 cup roasted macadamia nuts
- 2 cups garbanzo beans, drained
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 10 medium basil leaves
- salt and pepper, to taste