Tomato Salad with Macadamia Cheese #Sunday Supper

Happy and Healthy Sunday everyone.  Today is my very first post for #Sunday Supper.  I’ve been trying to join this group for a while but I could not quite figure out what to do (must be an age issue).  Isabel the hostess of #Sunday Supper walked me through, thank you so much Isabel.  This weeks other hostess’ are Jen and Linda from Juanitas Cocina.  Great job Jen and Linda and thanks for all your hard work putting together this week’s Beat the Heat theme supper.

Today’s #Sunday Supper is appropriately titled Beat The Heat.  Seems we are all in the middle of a heat wave, whew, is that perspiration on my brow.  Time to run through the sprinklers, I still do that and I hope that you do too.  I do it with my grandkids.   Yeah, I put on my granny suit, oh geez is that woman showing some skin.   Okay back to the point,  I do tend to get distracted.  This week’s theme is about not heating up your kitchen and preparing foods that don’t require turning on the oven.  Makes sense to me.

I decided to make a simple chilled tomato salad with some macadamia cheese.  The dressing is a tad of olive oil drizzled over the tomatoes and a slathering of balsamic glaze.  For this salad, not a bit of heat was created in my kitchen unless you want to count the food processor and there I was the only one who got overheated just by turning it on.  Any movement can stir up some warmth with this heat.

On to this cooling salad.  I was so excited to find raw macadamia nuts at the health food store that I raced home and starting soaking them in water for the 8 hours to soften them up and forgot to take any photos.  After the soaking time I immediately put them in the food processor, no photos.  It doesn’t take a lot to get me excited.  I mean who goes over the edge for raw macadamia nuts, LOL?  This macadamia cheese is a great alternative to dairy and if you like macadamia nuts you will really appreciate the nutty, creamy consistency.

This is a simple and easy raw veggie salad.  The main ingredients are tomatoes, red, yellow, green or whatever you can find.  Any other raw veggies will go well with this salad too.  You can use spinach as a base, some arugula, cucumber, onions, live sprouts, microgreens.

The macadamia cheese recipe is courtesy of Candle 79, a vegan restaurant in New York City.

8 oz raw macadamia nuts soaked

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon lemin juice

Combine all ingredients in the food processor and whir  until smooth.

 

Whoo Hoo – also on a day of firsts I was nominated by the sweetest blogger I know,  Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself  for the Addictive Blog Award.  Thank you so much my sweet friend.  You are the best.  I will post the rules and my selections on my next post, hopefully on Tuesday.  Just had to throw that in here.  How does one choose the most addictive blog award considering all the food I see daily.  Hmmm.

I hope everybody is enjoying a cooled down Sunday Supper.  Please check out all the other bloggers who contributed to today’s feast.  All their links are below.

#BeatTheHeat Appetizers:

#BeatTheHeat Salads, Soups, & Sides:

#BeatTheHeat Main Dishes:

#BeatTheHeat Desserts:

#BeatTheHeat Drinks & Cocktails:

Wine Pairings Provided By: ENOFYLZ

 

 

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  13. You have me at macadamia cheese….the salad looks delightful!

  14. I can’t wait to try this cheese. What a clever idea! The Australian Macadamia Society must be over the moon. :)

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  17. Macadamia cheese…. how clever!! The salad looks wonderful.. :)

  18. I’m really intrigued by the macadamia cheese. This is a colorful salad–perfect for the hot weather!

  19. This salad definitely beats the heat — love the combination of tomatoes and drizzle of balsamic glaze… mmmmm. Gorgeous photos!

  20. Macadamia cheese? Sounds delicious and intriguing.

  21. This looks yummy in your tummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  22. Macadamia cheese, what an interesting cheese! Going to have to find this and try it. :)

  23. Gorgeous colors! This would be great for a picnic with the family.

  24. That cheese does sound incredible! Great shots, too.

    Love the round up – I’ve already bookmarked several to try. :)

  25. Ooh, macadamia cheese… what a dandy of an idea! Your salad looks like summer on a plate and how about that swoosh of … balsamic is it? – gorgeous styling!

  26. You have piqued my curiosity with Macadamia Cheese and congrats on your award. Cooking’s Good is addictive.

  27. Based on your delicious tomato salad with macadamia cheese photos, we’d like to invite you to submit your food photos on a Food Photography site so our readers can enjoy your creations.
    It is absolutely free and fun to make others hungry!

  28. I had never hear ever Tomato Salad with Macadamia Cheese before. I definitely try this and soon reply you with my reviews.

  29. Welcome to the group Suzi. I am fairly new to it myself. This looks delish. You rock the salad my friend.

  30. Oh dear, that cheese is soooo good, I’ve tried it… :) Congratulation on your award!

  31. P.S . Congratulations on the well-deserved award!!!! Your blog is definitely addicting!

  32. Love that macadamia nut cheese! That’s just downright ingenious! Great salad to beat the heat!!!!

  33. Lovely ! Love the warm colors in this salad . Looks so refreshing !!!

  34. I have never heard of Macadamia cheese… This looks great!

  35. Healthy and happy salad my friend, filled with delicious ingredients :D
    Macadamia cheese? Genius!

    Cheers
    CCU

  36. Oh my! I have gone blind with jealousy! You had me at macadamia cheese!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

  37. I’m intrigued about the macadamia nut cheese. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  38. macadamia cheese?!? such a creative idea! this sounds delicious!

  39. I’ve never had macadamia cheese and I am intrigued. Must try it soon.

  40. This is a terrific tomato salad, love the addition of macadamia cheese ! Thanks for sharing your Sunday Supper recipe!

  41. This macadamia cheese really is a novelty to me! Excellent idea for summer! Can it be made with other nuts? Love it

  42. Perfect salad for a barbecue!I cannot wait to try it :)Thanks for sharing!

  43. Wow what a great raw salad idea!

  44. This is a great way to beat the heat! Cheese in any salad is a win win for me!

  45. macademia cheese?! LOVE it!

    btw…what is nutritional yeast? is this the same yeast you use for baking?

    • Suzi

      Hi Amy, nutritional yeast is not the same as baking yeast. Baking yeast is active thatis why it foams up when you add it to water. Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast and has a nutty flavor that is similar to parmesan cheese. I buy it in the health food store. Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderufl day.

  46. Okay, I just learned something new: Macadamia Cheese?! Cool!

  47. I love tomato salads, and yours looks absolutely delicious – what great flavors!

  48. Welcome to #SundaySupper! I’ve never heard of macadamia cheese, but I’m definitely going to try it if I can find some raw nuts. I love the look of this salad.

  49. Love the recipe – so imaginative! Great find!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Cheri

  50. Oh my! Macadamia cheese?! This is surely my kinda salad! I must look into nutritional yeast!

    • Suzi

      Macadamia cheese is really tasty and so easy to make. I ususally get my nutritional yeast at the healthfood store or in the health food isle at the grocer. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

  51. What an amazing recipe! I love macadamia nuts and can’t wait to try it! I am so glad you participated this week in #SundaySupper. Love your inspiration!

    • Suzi

      Thank you for your sweet words Isabel and for your patience in getting me moving on the #Sunday Supper. This has been a lot of fun. Going around checking out what everyone is making. It is certainly making me hungry though, LOL. So many new dishes to try now.

  52. Wow! I’m so enthralled by that macadamia cheese! YUM! Thank you for participating in this week’s #SundaySupper!

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