Recipe – Crispy Broccoli Salad With Honey Toasted Macadamia Nuts | What's With Wheat

This salad is as tasty as it is beautiful! Full of texture and colour, it makes a great lunch or simple dinner…You don’t need to tell your guests how easy it is either! Tip – make extra honey toasted macadamias to snack on – you’ll thank yourself later!

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  •  1 tbsp honey
  •  2-3 large handfuls of rocket
  •  1 head of broccoli
  •  2 tsp Changing Habits Turmeric
  •  1 tsp garlic powder
  •  1 medium sweet potato (peeled if it’s not organic)
  •  Changing Habits Coconut Oil for cooking each ingredient
  •  Changing Habits Seaweed Salt and pepper to taste
  •  Roughly ½ cup of homemade pesto or more if required, such as this one
  •  Optional: 1/8th cup olive oil, 1/2 lemon or lime juiced


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Chop up the sweet potato into your desired sized pieces. Place in a bowl and coat with 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper, and lay out the sweet potato pieces evenly.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper evenly, and place in the oven to bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until browned and crispy. The bigger your pieces, the longer it will need to bake.
  5. Whilst the sweet potato is baking, chop the florets off the broccoli.
  6. In a medium to high heated pan, add 3 Tbsp coconut oil, and then add the broccoli to start cooking.
  7. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and the turmeric and fry for roughly 10 minutes, or until they become crispy and softer. Set aside.
  8. In a small bowl, coat the macadamia nuts in the honey, and in a medium to high heated pan, add 2 tbsp coconut oil and then the honey macadamia nuts.
  9. Stir consistently until they have become browned and crispy just like the photo.
  10. Once all is cooked, allow each ingredient to cool just slightly so it doesn’t immediately wilt the rocket.
  11. Lay out the rocket, and then top with each ingredient evenly, sprinkle with salt and pepper and an extra drizzle of olive oil and/or lime/lemon juice if you feel it needs it.
  12. Enjoy!

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