This creamy Macazu Sauce (perfect to serve over chicken, fish or vegetable noodles) is dairy-free, vegetarian and paleo!

Macazu Sauce (Dairy/Sugar/Grain-Free, Paleo) | Fresh Planet Flavor

Or is that “MaCaZu Sauce” because it’s made with macadamia nuts, cashews and zucchini? 🙂 This post has been a long time coming. I don’t typically spend much thought on sauce recipes… usually it’s curries, soups, appetizers and sweet treats that catch my attention with a new spin and won’t let my brain go until I’ve posted the recipe. but when I saw Alex’s recipe for Macazu Sauce I wanted to give it a whirl. The super talented Alex Boake of Alex Boake Illustration has work you might recognize: most famously, the Poop Pageant in Practical Paleo. That’s a memorable page in the book! In any case, when Alex offered to draw a recipe of mine in exchange for photographing one of her recipes, I jumped at the chance. Her stuff is just too cute to not want to have something drawn.

Whole 30 compliant and delicious? Definitely worth a try. Her description of it as “creamy and savory” was a definite selling point, because I’ll admit: I miss pasta drowned in sauce. When Alex was kind enough to let me feature her creation on here on my blog, I couldn’t wait to try it over zoodles (zucchini noodles) for a low-carb, real-food riff on what I was craving.

It worked so well! Creamy and almost cheesy… I took it to the next level with a dusting of paprika, parsley and cashews but otherwise left Alex’s creation as is. 

Macazu Sauce (Dairy/Sugar/Grain-Free, Paleo) |
Preparation 20 mins 2017-10-19T00:20:00+00:00
Cook Time 10 mins 2017-10-19T00:10:00+00:00
Serves 2     adjust servings

This creamy sauce (perfect to serve over chicken, fish or vegetable noodles) is dairy-free, vegetarian and paleo!


  • Sauce
  • 1 lb zucchini
  • 1 head of roasted garlic
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp raw macadamia nut butter
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Zoodles and Garnish
  • 2 lbs zucchini
  • Paprika
  • Cashews
  • Parsley


  1. Roast the garlic head according to the instructions here and allow it to cool enough to touch.
  2. Peel and chop the zucchini (any peel would interfere with the smoothness of the sauce). Add the zucchini and the rest of the sauce ingredients to a food processor, pulsing and scraping down the sides until smooth.
  3. Once blended, serve over steamed zucchini noodles topped with paprika, parsley, and cashews.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 698kcal Calories from fat 540
% Daily Value
Total Fat 60g 92%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1853mg 77%
Carbohydrate 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 19g
Protein 14g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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