Pine nuts…. Mmmmmh… “The” fanciest nut ever (read smallest yet most expensive). I rarely indulge in buying a quarter pounder, and even rarer decide to use them in recipe as opposed to enjoying them as they come. But pesto is “the” pine nut recipe! Original recipe asks for Parmesan (the best cheese ever, says my vegetarian non-vegan self), so the store version is usually off limits. But this is so easy to recreate at home! And you can sub pine nuts for another nut (macademia & walnut are my faves), so you don’t waste your stash all at once. I took advantage of my basil plant (before it died on me, again. I’m the worst apartment gardener).
1/4 cup walnuts (or nut of choice)
1/8 cup pine nuts
Handful of fresh basil
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Splash of lime
Pinch pink salt
Process & enjoy! Suggestion: pesto pasta. 🌿