Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
2 Tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
One-half Red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
½ pound Zucchini, sliced
1 Tomato, sliced
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
Fresh herbs (such as thyme, basil, sage), chopped
½ cup Natural American pistachios, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350° F. Beat eggs and set aside. Oil a 9 inch quiche pan or round shallow baking dish. Arrange bell pepper, zucchini and tomato in dish. Bake uncovered in 350° F. oven for 9 minutes. Sprinkle with black pepper and a handful of herbs. Pour eggs over and sprinkle with pistachios. Reduce oven to 300° F. Return pie to oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes longer or until center is set and sides are puffy and golden. Cover loosely with foil if it starts to get too dark before it is done. Cool slightly, then cut into wedges. Serve with fresh fruit for brunch or accompanied by a green salad for a light supper.
Nutritional Information per Serving: 185 calories, 9.2 g protein, 14.2 g fat, 2.8 g saturated fat, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 186 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium.