Broccoli and Macadamia Pesto Recipe

written by Lisa Guy

Broccoli and Macadamia Pesto

Credit: Lisa Guy

Broccoli contains sulphur compounds that are required for healthy liver detoxification and skin, and for the production of connective tissue throughout the body, including cartilage, bones and tendons. Broccoli is also a great source of dietary fibre and vitamin C, required to support bowel health and immune and adrenal function. Macadamia nuts are rich in heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats that are beneficial for lowering total cholesterol levels as well as “bad” LDL cholesterol. These healthy nuts also provide plenty of protein and fibre, along with good levels of calcium, zinc, and magnesium.

Makes: 1 cup



  • 140g broccoli florets, stems removed
  • ⅓ cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Handful parmesan cheese, optional
  1. Steam broccoli for 6 mins or until tender.
  2. Place broccoli and other ingredients in food processor and blend until well combined.
  3. If you prefer thinner consistency, add more olive oil.

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .