Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1 cup Shelled natural American pistachios, finely chopped
2 cups Coarsely grated zucchini
2 cans Red kidney beans, drained and mashed
½ cup Grated Romano cheese
½ cup Dry bread crumbs
½ teaspoon each Dried thyme and rosemary
1 teaspoon Ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Salt
Bottled or homemade oil and vinegar dressing
Combine all ingredients, except dressing and mix well. Shape into 6 patties. Brush both sides generously with dressing and place in a grill basket with a fine grid. Grill in covered barbecue over medium coals for 5 – 6 minutes. Baste with dressing and flip burger. Cook another 5 – 6 minutes. Serve in buns with fixings.
Pan-fry “veggie” burgers in lightly oiled skillet over medium-low heat. Cook burger for about four minutes on each side.
Nutritional Information per Serving: 471 calories, 17 g protein, 13 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 55 g carbohydrates, 9 g sugars, 11 g fiber, 40 mg cholesterol, 789 mg sodium.