Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Pine Nuts


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Pine nuts! These Organic Pine nuts are expensive but they are oh so good! We usually don’t buy these too often because it’s hard for me to justify spending almost $30 on nuts for a Costco trip. It’s hard to get out of Costco without spending a few hundred dollars (if not more) & these pine nuts hit the wallet hard. We absolutely love them in salads & pesto (recipe below)! You gotta roast them though so scroll down for some tips on toasted pine nuts aka roasted pine nuts. Given the fact that these are organic, makes it the best deal around. They are only $19.99/pound which is the cheapest you will find them anywhere. If you can’t find these in store or want them deliver, make sure to check out the following on Amazon……..

Toasted Pine Nuts aka Roasted Pine Nut Tips



The simple tips I’m going to give come from experience. By experience I mean I’ve burned too many batches of Organic Pine Nuts in my life that really strike a nerve. You just look at the burnt batch & think “that cost a lot”. It’s nothing fancy but just follow these few simple tips……

  • Set a timer! Most important. This is the number 1 reason for burning pine nuts. I’m always cooking or chopping & ALWAYS forget. I always set mine for 10-12 minutes. Go shorter if you’re concerned.
  • Cook them at 275 – 300 degrees. Gives you a larger window to work with
  • Don’t pile them up. Spread them out so they cook evenly
  • Not recommended to cook in a pan. They seem to get overcooked on 1 side and raw on the other…..unless you’re stirring constantly
  • Cook a big batch and save them. They store well in a mason jar. Just don’t expect them to last too long cause they’re sooooo tasty

Pesto Sauce Recipe by Kirkland Signature


This is the pesto sauce recipe on the back of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Pine Nuts. It’s great!

Equipment

  • Food Processor or Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Pine Nuts Make sure they’re toasted or roasted
  • 2 cups Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Instructions for Organic Pine Nuts

  • Puree in a food processor or blender to desired consistency
  • Make sure to use roasted pine nuts. It gives this a much better flavor

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12 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Pine Nuts

  1. I’ve been checking Costco for pine nuts for a while now and they aren’t there anymore. It makes me sad. I bought the big bag and froze them, doling them out a little at a time. You can, of course, buy anything from Amazon. I just bought a 2lb bag from there. It’s a chunk of money, but they will last me several months.

    1. I was just at Costco today in San Francisco. They have the pine nuts in stock! I even took a photo because I know how many people have been looking for them. They are $22.89 for 1.5 pounds of pine nuts. That comes out to about $15.26 & they are Kirkland Signature Organic. Hopefully you end up finding them at your Costco! Good luck

  2. I was told today that Costco wouldn’t be carrying these anymore. That they couldn’t price it the way they wanted. Would really miss these!

    1. Oh no! That would be terrible Debbie. Thanks for the heads up. We haven’t needed to purchase these for a little while so I didn’t notice. I’ll check all the Costco’s around me to confirm they are out of stock. If that’s the case, hopefully they find a new supplier soon

    1. Sorry to hear that. Keep looking Georgette. You should find them soon. I know we just purchased a bag about a month ago so they are still for sale in some stores

    1. You and me both! They turn into a pretty expensive snack. What I like is that they are “unsalted”. You really get to taste all of the pine nuts! They don’t sell to many nuts or mixed nuts that are unsalted. It’s unfortunate but I get it. Funny thing is a just tried to make peanut butter from there roasted & salted peanuts…..terrible idea! Way too salty! Anyways, thanks for stopping by!

  3. To Whom It May Concern,
    Please, in which Costco Store could buy the Pine Nuts. I live in Long Beach.
    Thank you
    S.Spadola

    1. These should be in almost every Costco. Make sure to walk up and down the aisle where the nuts are. They also sometimes keep them stored in a section outside the refrigerated aisle next to the produce in my Costco. Try asking a store employee if you can’t find them. Hope that helps!

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