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 package (8 ounce) Cream cheese, softened
½ cup Natural American pistachios, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons Minced green onions
1 teaspoon Grated lemon peel
Dash garlic powder
12 slices Whole wheat sandwich bread
Marinated Cucumber Slices
Combine cream cheese, pistachios, green onion, lemon peel and garlic powder; mix well. Remove crust from bread; spread slices with about 1-1/2 tablespoons pistachio mixture. Top 6 slices with cucumber. Sandwich cucumber with remaining slices with spread side down. Cut each sandwich diagonally into 4 pieces.
Marinated Cucumber Slices: Thinly slice 1 medium cucumber; sprinkle with salt and allow to stand about 20 minutes. Squeeze liquid from cucumber. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 2 teaspoons sugar to cucumbers; allow to marinate 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well.