Macadamia Nut Hummus (paleo and oil-free!)

Macadamia Nut Hummus #paleo #vegan #glutenfree

You know that unsettling feeling that you get when you’ve been away from home for awhile?

You may enjoy where you are, but deep down you long to slide into your favorite pair of sweatpants, cuddle up on your couch and do nothing but watch sunbeams dance across the floor?

Mmm that sounds lovely.

Macadamia Nut Hummus #paleo #vegan #glutenfree

Today marks the 60th day of Kevin and I living out of our suitcases. And, with just 7 days to go until we move from my parents’ house to our old home in Airdrie, we can’t help but yearn for some sunbeam watching, sweatpants wearing, napping action.

Last weekend was the first time in over 2 months(!), that I was able to set up a photo shoot, dust off my camera, plan a couple of recipes and spend the day in the kitchen cooking for you. It felt so good and grounding in every way possible.

And, to keep things simple, light and fresh (because I must admit, I was a bit slow in the kitchen) I made a raw, nut-based, chickpea-free hummus.

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It’s spreadable, scoopable, sharable…

All the “ables”.

And it only has 5 ingredients!

Macadamia Nut Hummus #paleo #vegan #glutenfree

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Macadamia Nut Hummus (Paleo and Oil-free!)
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Egg-free
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
Nut-based, paleo-friendly hummus with a slight kick of spice.
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked in water for 24 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of your food processor or high powered blender and blend on high until smooth.
Begin with 2 cloves of garlic and 2 tablespoons of water and work your way up, if needed.

Makes approximately 1¼ cup of hummus, 2 tablespoons per serving

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Strange, but when you soak macadamia nuts they almost get “woody” in a way. Very similar to chickpeas.

Make sure that you soak the nuts. If you don’t, you’ll end up with a nut butter consistency that just isn’t good at all.


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Tell me about a time where you’ve been away from home and secretly wished you were back living the simple life (as sweet as your vacation or escape may have been).

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  1. I can’t wait to try this recipe once I get my hands on some raw macadamia nuts! Question: how long will this hummus last in the fridge?

  2. I find with traveling there comes a tipping point, where in fact living out of a suitcase is the best thing and coming back to a house or apartment (that you have to furnish and clean!) is the uncomfortable idea. I distinctly remember being in the airport in Vancouver after traveling by my self for 18 months through Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand and dreading the idea of walking through the gate and “real life” returning.

    Also.. So excited for all of the macadamia nut recipes turning up in the comments – vegan/caffeine free tiramisu!! OMG! Coconut cream! Wowza! Alter-nut-ive hummus! Whoopie!

  3. To answer your first two questions: YES!
    My husband and I are embarking on a 7 month journey consisting of loading necessities (including our pet-child cat named Taco) into my car and heading cross country. I’m 99.99999% excited about it and ever-so-slightly dreading it, because of the pulling-up roots aspect. Hopefully your sunbeams come quickly :)

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