Macadamia Nut Hummus Snack Plate

You'll go nuts for this hummus! A twist on the classic, this creamy hummus has a unique savory flavor. Paired with homemade sweet potato chips and crunchy veggies it's addictively delicious!

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Macadamia Nut Hummus Snack Plate

Creamy, slightly nutty and delish!

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Looking to switch up your usual hummus and veggie plate? Try this Macadamia Nut Hummus!

It’s inspired by a Macadamia Nut Hummus we enjoyed at the Fairmont Orchid while vacationing on The Big Island of Hawaii. It was such a unique savory flavor, I knew I had to try to make it at home.

We tried recreating it several ways, even roasting our own macadamias, but decided that the easiest and quickest way is to start with already dry roasted macadamia nuts.

We blend them in a food processor until they have released their oils and become a smooth paste. Then we add in the usual suspects like chickpeas and tahini.

The end result is smooth, creamy hummus with a slight nutty taste that is out of this world!

All you need is 7 ingredients plus water:

roasted and salted macadamia nuts

canned chickpeas


lemon juice



extra virgin olive oil.

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First you blend the macadamia nuts until they are a smooth paste.

Then you add in the rest of the ingredients.

Then you add in more water as needed to get a consistency you love and adjust to taste — adding more lemon juice, salt or even olive oil as desired.

It will be super creamy and yummy!

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Served here with homemade sweet potato chips, broccoli, cauliflower, radish, cucumber, and creamy avocado on a bed of lettuce, it is out of this world!

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I’ve made sweet potato chips many ways.

Originally I followed a recipe from Minimalist Baker which I loved but which take a fair amount of time.

I recently have been making them by roasting them at a higher temperature for a shorter period of time. See recipe below.

sweet potato chips

No matter how you make them, they are worth a try because they are super yummy!

sweet potato chips and macadamia nut hummus

Hope you love this as much as we do!

Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.



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Macadamia Nut Hummus

A savory twist on the usual hummus, this Macadamia Nut Hummus was inspired by one we enjoyed while vacationing on The Big Island of Hawaii. Super easy to make and delish!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


Macadamia Nut Hummus

  • 1 cup dry roasted macadamias
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic. minced
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon salt depending on tastes
  • 3-5 tablespoons water start with 3 and add as needed -- you will need more or less depending on how creamy your tahini is
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 -3 tablespoons lemon juice start with 2 tablespoons and add more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

The Sweet Potato Chips as show here are a recipe from Minimalist Baker

A second way to make Sweet Potato Chips:

  • 2 large or 3 small sweet potatoes cleaned, dried well and cut into ¼ inch thick slices (the key is to be as uniform as possible)
  • Avocado Oil or neutral oil like grapeseed or canola
  • Kosher salt


Macadamia Nut Hummus

  • Place macadamia nuts in food processor and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides periodically to make sure all the nuts are processed. (The nuts will break down, release its oils and go from grainy to paste-like)
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients to the food processor, streaming the olive oil as blending.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning needed.
  • Serve with veggies, sweet potato chips or crackers.
  • Hummus will thicken in the refrigerator so bring to room temperature before serving.

Sweet Potato Chips

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place parchment paper on 2 -3 baking sheets
  • Place sliced sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheets, leaving a little space between them so that they don't touch.
  • Lightly brush sides both sides of the sweet potatoes with oil
  • Sprinkle sweet potatoes with salt.
  • Bake sweet potatoes for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Gently turn chips over. Bake an additional 10-12 minutes until just turning crisp. The chips will be crisp on the outside, slightly chewy in center. If you save some for the next few days, the chips will be more chewy than crispy but still really yummy!
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