Pecans star in many classic recipes, such as pecan sandies, pralines, and pecan pie. But these delicious nuts, given their nutritional value and versatility, can be used in a variety of new and unusual ways. Here are six unexpected yet delicious pecan recipes:
Pecan Pesto — This recipe puts a twist on an Italian staple, swapping pecan nuts for pine nuts to give pesto a nuttier, more delicate flavor. Users rate this “simple and delicious” recipe 3.5/4 stars, and 100 percent say they would make it again. As an added bonus, the recipe takes less than 45 minutes to make.
Breakfast Quinoa — Quinoa isn’t your typical breakfast food, but when combined with pecans pieces, coconut milk, and banana, it makes a surprisingly sweet and filling breakfast.
Pecan Pie Breakfast Smoothie — If you can’t get enough pecans in your breakfast, this smoothie is another tasty option. It’s a great on-the-go meal and a healthier alternative to pecan pie.
Pecan & Mushroom Burgers — According to one user, these burgers have a “wonderful, meaty flavor that rivals any veggie burger I’ve ever ordered at a restaurant.” Hearty and filling, they make a great vegetarian or low-calorie alternative to hamburgers.
Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter Pecans — This recipe creates another unusual yet irresistible flavor combination with pecan pieces, brown butter, and asparagus.
Maple Pecan Popcorn — Caramel corn is fine, but this maple pecan popcorn is even more decadent. Users rate this recipe 3.5/4 stars, and 86 percent say that they would make it again.
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