We should count ourselves lucky that the seeds of pine trees turned out to be inside its cones rather than those long thin needles. Although it can take many years for a pine tree to begin producing tasty nuts, the wait is well worth it. Fortunately, though, you do not have to wait that long to enjoy the pine nut varieties in our selection. So besides eating them by the handful, what else can you do with pine nuts? They are great for topping off salads, pasta dishes, stir frys or, of course, for your favorite homemade pesto recipe.