Roasting pine nuts is a simple process that can enhance their nutty flavor and give them a crunchy texture. Here's how to roast pine nuts:
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
Spread the pine nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. It's best to use a baking sheet with sides, as pine nuts can easily roll off a flat surface.
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast the pine nuts for 5 to 7 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Be sure to keep a close eye on them, as pine nuts can quickly go from golden to burnt.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the pine nuts cool before serving or storing.
Optional: You can also add a pinch of salt to the pine nuts before roasting to enhance their flavor.
That's it! Roasted pine nuts are a delicious snack on their own or can be used in a variety of recipes, including pesto, salads, and baked goods.