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 (1/4 ounce) Active dry yeast
1 cup Warm water
3 cups Flour, divided
½ teaspoon Salt
4 cloves Garlic, minced
½ cup Coarsely chopped American pistachios
½ cup Grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Minced parsley
½ teaspoon each Rosemary, crushed and cracked pepper
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Combine 2 cups flour, ¼ cup olive oil and salt in mixing bowl. Add dissolved yeast mixture; blend until smooth. Add remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead until smooth and satiny; cover and let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until doubled. Punch down dough; divide in half. Roll each half to 12 x 10 inches. Place on two greased 15-1/4 x 10-1/4 x ¾-inch baking pans; pierce dough with tip of spoon at one-inch intervals over entire surface. Sauté garlic in ¼ cup olive oil until garlic turns golden brown; brush oil over dough. Combine pistachios, cheese, parsley, rosemary and pepper; sprinkle evenly over dough. Let dough rise, uncovered, 10 minutes. Bake at 400° F. 15 to 20 minutes. Break into serving-sized pieces.