I was very excited to receive a brand new Magimix food processor from Your Home Depot to do some recipe development and testing. Talk about Santa coming early to visit me!

Whenever I think of food processors, the first thing that pops into my head is things like dips, pesto, nut butters etc… Food processor condiments are really so simple to make and now I have this amazing Magimix, there is no way I’ll be buying store bought.

I’ve only ever used a very small food processor, that was suitable for chopping herbs, making pesto etc… but it definitely struggled if I tried to make nut butter! This Magimix (beast) felt so robust even with the nut butter and was surprisingly quiet too. It’s literally cut my meal prep in half too as I can just chop up my raw salads in the one big bowl in just minutes – it’s a total game changer.

Back to the condiments though. Why buy from the store when you can easily make your own condiments fresh at home? I say give it a go – here’s three food processor condiment recipes that are simple and perfect for whipping up even at short notice when guests appear. I have to say, the Spiced Macadamia Butter is my favourite – it tastes like gingerbread 🙂

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White Bean & Green Olive Hummus
Makes approx. 1 1/2 cups
400g tin organic cannellini beans
8 green olives (stones removed)
1 garlic clove
1/2-1 red chilli
4 tbsp hulled tahini
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Handful fresh parsley
1-2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
Ground paprika (optional)

Method

  1. Drain and rinse the cannellini beans well. Add to the mini bowl along with the remainder of the ingredients.
  2. Pulse 5 to 10 times, then set on auto until a smooth consistency. It should be nice and thick.
  3. Delicious served fresh, but will last about a 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of ground paprika if you like.

 

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Roasted Eggplant Dip
Makes approx. 1 1/2 cups
2 medium eggplants, skin on
4 garlic cloves
3 tbsp hulled tahini
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sweet paprika
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1-2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

Method

  1. Preheat a fan forced oven to 180°C and line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Slice the eggplants in half lengthwise and rub with the olive oil. You can roast an entire garlic bulb and just use the four cloves (and save the rest for pasta sauces, pesto etc…) OR just pop the four peeled cloves into the tray.
  3. Bake the eggplant for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and soft. Allow to cool enough to handle, and then you can either scoop out the flesh OR just use the whole thing, skin included (texture will be a bit different).
  4. Add the eggplant, garlic and remaining ingredients to the mini bowl of the food processor, and pulse 5 to 10 times, then set on auto until you get a smooth consistency.
  5. Delicious served fresh, but will last about a 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

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Spiced Macadamia Butter
Makes approx. 1 cup
200g raw macadamia nuts
1 tbsp macadamia oil
2 tbsp coconut syrup or rice malt syrup
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method

  1. Add the macadamia nuts to the mini bowl of the food processor and pulse until the nuts are starting to look like nut meal.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and continue to pulse the mixture.
  3. Scrape down the sides every few pulses and you’ll start to see the oils in the nuts release and the mixture will start to come together in a ball. Be patient, and just keep pulsing until you get a thick nut butter consistency.
  4. Store in a glass jar in the fridge.

Note: You can roast the macadamia nuts in the oven lightly if you prefer a stronger flavour, but I left them raw and it’s still delicious.

 

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If you’ve been thinking about a food processor, or wanting to upgrade an existing one, then I can highly recommend a Magimix food processor. It’s been so simple to use, clean and I’m actually not sure how (or why!) I’ve spent so many hours chopping things up by hand in the past. I should have listened to Jamie Oliver years ago – he’s always using a food processor to save time!

 

Sponsored post: Your Home Depot very kindly gifted me this Magimix Food Processor for testing and recipe development. All opinions are still very much my own. Note there are NO affiliate links in this post, I simply love to share great products with you that I have tried and tested myself in the ZOMT kitchen.