This Macadamia-inspired recipe is perfect in the lead-up to Christmas, and will provide you with a good nutritional boost during the season of overindulgence.


  • Caramelised macadamias

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 3 teaspoons cold water

  • 1 cup macadamias, roughly chopped

  • Macadamia salad dressing

  • 1/4 cup macadamia oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Salad

  • 12 large cooked prawns, peeled leaving tails in tact

  • 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 red chillies, finely sliced

  • 4 radishes, finely sliced

  • 750g watermelon, cut into 3cm wide wedges, rind removed

  • 150g feta, crumbled

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, torn


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

  • 2.

    To make the caramelised macadamias, combine sugar and water in a bowl. Add macadamias and toss to coat in the sugar mixture. Place the nuts on the baking tray and roast for 8 minutes or until crisp and caramelised. Set aside to cool.

  • 3.

    Combine all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and shake well. Set aside.

  • 4.

    In a medium bowl, combine the prawns, onion, chillies and radishes and pour over the dressing. Lay the watermelon wedges on a serving plate and top with feta and the prawn mixture. Sprinkle with caramelised macadamias and mint leaves. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 574kj
  • Fat Total 46g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Protein 13g
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Sugar 22g
  • Sodium 874mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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