Alton: Pine Nut Primer
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Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Microwave Toasted Pine Nuts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 7 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 min
  • Cook: 1 min
  • Yield: 1/2 cup nuts



  1. Place the pine nuts in a small, fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold water. Toss with the salt. Transfer the nuts to a small brown paper bag, fold over the bag and microwave on high for 1 to1 1/2 minutes. Remove the bag from the microwave and set aside to cool for 1 minute.