I'm letting you in on a secret.
I don't use pine nuts on my pesto.
Yes! I hope I have not defiled any cooking gods or broke culinary laws. I'm just one frugal mommy who loves making pesto sauce and cooking with it, cause I can't deny my love for it and I have lured my family in the same way.
So, what's the big deal in omitting pine nuts? Well, for one, it's expensive. Back in the days when I never knew about using different nuts for the pesto recipe, it would cost me P 200 for a half cup of pine nuts and I have to keep it away my sight, else it wouldn't make it home.