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Macadamia goma dare

This is a macadamia twist on a traditional Japanese sauce made with sesame seeds. Delicious served with crunchy cucumber or chilled silken tofu.
Servings 1 cup
Course Condiment
Preference Dairy Free, Vegan
Perfect for Healthy Snack
Skill level Easy


  • 1/2 cup raw macadamias
  • 1/2 tsp dashi powder (1 sachet), stirred into ¼ cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 3 cm piece ginger peeled
  • 1 tbsp macadamia oil

Goma dare with cucumber

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup macadamia goma dare
  • 1/4 sheet yaki nori julienned
  • 1 tbsp macadamias roasted, crushed

Goma dare with silken tofu

  • 250 g silken tofu
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp macadamia oil
  • 1/4 cup macadamia goma dare
  • 5 cm piece daikon julienned
  • 2-3 red radish julienned


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Place macadamias on a baking tray and cook for 10-12 minutes, until golden. Cool completely. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend to a smooth consistency, adding more water, a teaspoon at a time (up to 1 tablespoon) to create desired consistency.

Goma dare with cucumber

  • Slice the cucumbers into bit size chunks. Drizzle with macadamia goma dare and garnish with yaki nori and roasted macadamias.

Goma dare with silken tofu

  • Cut tofu into 4 pieces and place each piece in a small serving bowl. Whisk together soy sauce and macadamia oil and place 2 teaspoons around the base of each dish. Top each piece of tofu with 1 tablespoon of macadamia goma dare and garnish with julienned daikon and radish.


Calories: 1054kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 29gFat: 85gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 61gSodium: 3510mgPotassium: 1785mgFiber: 11gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 693IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 264mgIron: 8mg

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