There’s no better food match than mangos and macadamias - especially over summer when mangoes are ripe and available in abundance. The soft, smooth texture of mangos contrasts perfectly with the creamy flavour and soft crunch of macadamias. The dishes you can create vary from healthy treats, to decadent desserts, impressive salads and everything in between.
We’ve done some research and picked the top mango and macadamia recipes for your summer holiday festivities. We hope you enjoy these tasty gifts from nature as much as we do!
One of the speediest recipes you can create with these two special ingredients is a filling and healthy smoothie. Quirky Jo has nailed it with her ‘high energy mango and macadamia smoothie’. Full of healthy fats, this nutrient dense smoothie will immediately quench both your thirst and your hunger.
Find the full recipe here: high-energy-mango-and-macadamia-smoothie
Making your own ice cream just became a whole lot easier with this no churn mango and macadamia ice cream from Akkis Kitchen. The beauty of making your own ice cream is you know all the ingredients that go into the treat, and into your family’s mouths.
Find the full recipe here: no-churn-mango-macadamia-ice-cream
If you grew up in Australia you’re probably familiar with the famous corner store treat - Weis Bars. The original ‘Weis Fruito Bar’ was developed in 1957 and was sold from Les Weis’s own corner store in Toowoomba, Queensland. The mango and cream bar has been a best seller in Australia for 60 years and in 2004 the delicious macadamia and mango version was launched.
Tara from Queensland blog ‘The Nutrition Guru and The Chef’ has created her own homemade version of the celebrated Weis Bar. Using coconut cream, fresh mangos and macadamias, these summer treats look super refreshing and are a healthy treat to have in the freezer ready to go when the craving strikes.
Find the full recipe here: healthy-weiss-bars-mango-coconut-and-macadamia-pops
Imagine a creamy tropical cheesecake that is no bake, easy to prepare and will have your guests demanding the recipe. Well this mango and macadamia cheesecake is all that and more. Macadamias go into the crumbly base and also adorn the top of this very special dessert, which is served with mint and a fresh lime syrup for extra tang.
Find the full recipe here: mango-cheesecake-macadamias-lime-syrup
It’s easy to forget that mango is equally as delicious cooked as it is fresh. As a party starter, snack or dessert, these mango cheeks with macadamia coconut ginger sauce can be cooked on the bbq or in an oven grill with a little sugar until the flesh is caramelised. The accompanying sauce with ginger, lime, coconut cream and macadamia butter is simple to prepare but adds incredible wow factor.
Find the full recipe here: chargrilled-mango-cheeks-with-macadamia-coconut-ginger-sauce
This simple muffin recipe has been created by Kat from popular blog The Organised Housewife and boasts a delightful crunch of macadamias. Kat, who is a huge fan of both mangoes and macadamias, lives on the subtropical Gold Coast and so has plenty of access to both key ingredients. She says these muffins are delicious, moist and freezer friendly.
Find the full recipe here: mango-macadamia-muffins
This baked nut loaf combines fresh mango with coconut, ginger, nutmeg and macadamias to create a moist, cake like loaf with fantastic texture. Serve once cooled, cut into slices with butter and iced tea.
Find the full recipe here: mango-macadamia-loaf
A classic summer salad, this recipe is a staple for lunch or dinner and takes just moments to prepare. Combining mango and avocado with fresh rocket, a wholegrain mustard dressing and of course plenty of chopped macadamias, this salad can be served on its own or as a side to bbq meats or grilled fish.
Find the full recipe here: mango-avocado-and-macadamia-salad