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Old 07-07-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Pine nut SUB for pesto

Is there any substitute anyone can think of for pine nuts in a pesto?

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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I'd put in any nut you like. People are making pesto out of all kinds of things these days.
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I almost always substitute walnuts.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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I almost always substitute walnuts.
Same here.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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I really like pesto made with pistachio nuts.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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"Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't."

Any nut will work. And any herb too!
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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French "Pistou", is the same as "Pesto" in every way except it has no nuts at all. It is very good.

And as Dawg says, you can use any herb. I like a mixture of basil and spinach, and have had arugula pesto with macadamias!
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I am deathly allergic to pine nuts. I sub walnuts, almonds, pistachio, filberts, peanuts for pine nuts -- they all work. Just don't offer me pesto with pine nuts!
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
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I always use walnuts or almonds. I'd rather invest my $$ into good parmesan reggiano.
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I am deathly allergic to pine nuts. I sub walnuts, almonds, pistachio, filberts, peanuts for pine nuts -- they all work. Just don't offer me pesto with pine nuts!
I usually go with almonds or walnuts.

I never thought of peanuts, do you think a dollop of peanut butter would work in a pesto pinch?
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