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14 Recipes Made Better with Pine Nuts

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14 Recipes Made Better with Pine Nuts
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We're all familiar with classic basil pesto, just one of many tasty recipes with pine nuts, but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the versatility of these luxurious nuts.

Pine nuts contribute a delicate flavour and nice texture to a variety of dishes – from soups and sauces to pastas and meats – so they should always be in your pantry.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite recipes with pine nuts ,which we hope will inspire you to find new ways of cooking with this prized ingredient.

 

Delicious Recipes With Pine Nuts

MUSHROOM MEATLOAF

Not only are pine nuts an impressive garnish, but they add incredible colour and flavour to meatloaf.

Here's the must-try recipe everyone will love.

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Throwing a party? Go Greek by making stuffed grape leaves.

Dolmades, as they are called in Greek, are filled with a tasty blend of pine nuts, rice, raisins and spices. Here's the easy recipe.

MINI QUICHES WITH PINE NUTS

Kick up Sunday brunch with these delectable mini quiches.

They are made with an enticing blend of mozzarella cheese, sautéed mushrooms and pine nuts.

Paleo Lemon Cake with Pine Nuts

Looking for a mouth-watering paleo dessert?

You've got to try this spectacular lemon cake made with pine nuts, coconut flour and honey.

STUFFED GREEN PEPPERS

Looking for a delicious vegan main course? These stuffed green peppers are a great option.

They're filled with long grain rice, olives, pine nuts, parsley and chili flakes

Mixed Leaf Salad

Pine nuts add a pleasant texture to this scrumptious salad made with mixed greens, chopped red peppers, tomatoes and apples.

Try the easy recipe.

COLD CUCUMBER SOUP WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS

Pine nuts, olive oil-soaked bread and yogurt are the base of this refreshing cold cucumber soup.

A simple garnish of finely chopped red pepper and pumpkin seeds add a nice crunch.

SPAGHETTI WITH SMOKED SALMON

Toasted pine nuts pair surprisingly well with smoked salmon and arugula.

Learn how to make this satisfying pasta recipe, perfect for lunch or dinner.

CREAM OF GRANA PADANO

While not as famous as Parmesan cheese, Grana Padano is similar in flavour and a nice addition to this creamy dip.

It contains an exciting blend of basil, peas, broad beans, dried olives and pine nuts.

GRILLED LAMB BURGER

A sprinkle of toasted pine nuts add a nice crunch to the salad that serves as a base for this juicy lamb burger served with grilled potatoes.

Raw Zucchini Lasagna

Vegans will love this raw zucchini lasagna made with macadamia cheese, a fresh tomato sauce and pesto sauce.

Learn how to make it.

ITALIAN CROSTINI WITH OLIVES

Crispy baguette slices are topped with a tasty olive puree infused with pine nut.

Try this quick and easy appetiser recipe.

Pasta con le Sarde

Bring home a taste of the Mediterranean with this seaside pasta dish.

You'll love the blend of crisp sardines, sautéed fennel, anchovies and pine nuts. Here is the recipe.

Moroccan-Style Vegan Sushi

This fun vegan sushi recipe was inspired by the flavours of Morocco.

It contains a couscous and veggie filling wrapped in seaweed and served with yummy apricot-pine nut sauce. Here is the recipe.

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