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Healthy Veggie Party Platter with Macadamia Pesto

Recipe from Live, Love, Nourish

Keep your guests feeling healthy with this whole food inspired veggie platter. 

Ingredients:

MACADAMIA PESTO

  • 3 cups (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • Pinch salt 

FINGER FOODS

  • 2 zucchinis, cut into sticks
  • 2 capsicums, cut into large pieces
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 2 carrots, cut into sticks
  • 2 small cucumbers, sliced
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Macadamia nut halves
  • Fresh herbs to garnish

Method:

  • First make pesto. In a small blender or stab mixer with attachment, blend basil with half the amount of olive oil until finely chopped.
  • Add lemon juice, macadamia nuts, garlic, salt and remainder of oil. Blend until smooth. Add a little more oil or a splash of water if needed. Adjust seasoning to liking. Set aside.
  • Grill zucchini and capsicum.
  • Blanch beans and carrots in water + 1 tbsp honey.
  • Arrange your platter alternating with colours, textures and flavours.
  • Place sauerkraut and macadamias in a serving bowl.
  • Drizzle pesto over grilled vegetables just before serving and serve remaining in a bowl.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs. 

    RECIPE TIPS

    The above veggies and salad ingredients provide a variety of flavour, colour and texture. You can use any finger food friendly vegetables or salad that’s in season. Use a combination of some cooked and some raw.

      About the author:
      Passionate about inspiring you to live a healthy and happy life, Nutritionist, Naturopath and Mum Casey-Lee Lyons shares recipes that nourish your body from the inside out. Her healthy recipes are made with whole food ingredients, free from gluten, dairy and sugar. 

      She shares easy-to-understand nutrition advice to re-energise your body and healthy lifestyle inspiration to help you embrace your best life.

      To download her free recipe e-book or to browse through hundreds of delicious recipes visit www.livelovenourish.com.au or follow Live Love Nourish on social media: Instagram @livelovenourishaus, Facebook @livelovenourish.

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