Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Summer Pesto Swap

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Sort of boring but always seasonally amazing the first batch of basil is ready for pesto. Gonna switch it up and swap the pine nuts for a different nut. Hazelnuts? Almonds? Thoughts? Discuss!

And if you're looking for another switch to your pesto recipe, here's one that swaps the basil for spinach from Mad Hungry.


Comments (9)

  • Nuts with pesto is the best option. If you combine this with noodles... Got a dinner of god! :D .

  • Though I like pine nuts more in a pesto, I think hazelnut is the best swap to it. Looks like you will have a delicious pesto.

  • Hi Louise and Dolar,

    Thanks for sharing your pesto tips!

    The MH Team

  • Why were two pesto recipes that were suggested by a blogger, removed from here?


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  • Pistachio is a lovely alternative nut for pesto.

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  • yum. next is the lazy recipe for spicy tuna cemray pesto with chili and mayo. with ground beef and corned beef. cemray pesto rice ALL THE WAY!

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