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A Tomato Salad with macadamia nuts and fresh basil.

A Tomato Salad that's Not a Caprese Salad

A delicious way to enjoy fresh tomatoes this summer with a rich macadamia nut dressing. Ditch the caprese salad and try something new!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people
Calories 596 kcal


  • Food processor


  • 300 g mixed, ripe tomatoes the best tomatoes you can find
  • 50 g macadamia nuts
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Macadamia Dressing

  • 50 g macadamia nuts
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil peanut oil, or macadamia oil if you can find it


  • Toast all of the macadamia nuts in the oven @ 190°C/375°F for about 6 minutes or until nicely golden. Save half for the dressing and half for garnishing at the end.
    Toasting the macadamia nuts on a sheet tray.
  • Purée the nuts in the food processor until a paste is formed. Add all of the ingredients except the oil and blend. Slowly add in the oil and continue blending. Taste. The dressing should be thick enough to coat the tomatoes nicely but not too thick and should be the same consistency of a normal salad dressing.
    The dressing is made in the food processor.
  • Core the tomatoes and slice into large pieces. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper in a bowl.
    Seasoning the tomatoes in a bowl.
  • Place the seasoned tomatoes on a plate and garnish with some of the dressing. Add the toasted macadamia nuts and fresh basil. Enjoy!
    A Tomato Salad with macadamia nuts and fresh basil.


If the dressing is too thick add another splash of water until it thins out. 
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