10 ways to elevate your summer entertaining with macadamias

Macadamias make everything special.

The macadamia is a superstar when it comes to versatility. They bake up a treat in cakes and biscuits. A bowl of roasted macadamias is a delicious addition to a party platter. And they can transform weeknight dinners into gourmet meals when used in sauces and salad dressings.

We’ve collected 10 of our favourite macadamia recipes for you to try. From salads to satays, sweet to savoury, the versatility of macadamias just might surprise you.

Level up your next grazing board with this simple honey and macadamia topped brie. Just add chargrilled Turkish bread, sourdough or crackers to scoop it up.

Win afternoon tea, and hearts, with this classic. Nobody will be able to resist this slice with chewy caramel and crunchy macadamias.

Using macadamia butter as an alternative to the classic peanut satay takes this crowd favourite to a whole new level. Perfect for a barbecue or a quick and easy midweek meal.

This super simple dressing brings the zing of lemon and the subtlety of macadamia oil, plus the textural crunch of roasted nuts.

This satisfying macadamia milk smoothie makes delicious use of in-season summer fruits like mangoes and peaches. Any leftover topping makes a great snack, or a sweet after-lunch treat.

This Mediterranean-inspired salad, with a scorched honey macadamia dressing, is a celebration of simple sophistication, whether served as a grand sharing dish or elegant individual entrees. 

Turn a simple fillet of fish into something special with macadamias and butter. Add a side of blanched green beans or steamed broccolini for easy entertaining, or a delicious weeknight dinner.

Need a showstopping dessert that’s super simple? This indulgent six-ingredient ice cream cake features creamy vanilla ice cream and luscious caramel, sandwiched between crunchy macadamia and biscuit layers. Yes, please!

Give your regular cookie a makeover with a few special ingredients. Turn them into a really decadent treat with macadamias and white chocolate.

This summer treat will keep you cool, with a crunchy macadamia biscuit top and the sweetness of fresh mangoes.

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