What’s a good Substitution for pine nuts?

I’m allergic to pine nuts. What’s a good substitute for them in this recipe? Walnuts? Pistachios? Sesame? It looks so delicious!

  • Posted by: Isabel
  • November 1, 2021


Nancy November 1, 2021
In addition to the good suggestions so far, use any good nut or olive oil you have...as pine nuts are about 2/3 fat by volume, use 4 tsp for the 2 tbsp (6 tsp) pine nuts in the recipe.
702551 November 1, 2021
This recipe only calls for 2 tablespoons of pine nuts. It isn't worth going to the store to buy a replacement.

I would just use something already in my pantry. I almost always have almonds and walnuts on hand. I think macadamia nuts would be a reasonable alternative but I rarely have them in my house. Same with hazelnuts and peanuts.
AntoniaJames November 1, 2021
I would use toasted walnuts, no question about that. I often substitute them for pine nuts, especially in Ottolenghi recipes! Be sure to toast the nuts, as that will make all the difference in the world. ;o)
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