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 Small zucchini
1 Small carrot, julienne
1/2 cup Sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup Halved cherry tomatoes
2 Green onions, thinly sliced
4 ounces Small pasta, cooked and drained
1/3 cup American pistachios, chopped
2 tablespoons Parsley or fresh basil, chopped
1/3 cup Bottled Italian dressing
Blanch zucchini and carrot in boiling water 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Plunge into cold water to cool; drain. Combine zucchini, carrot, mushrooms, tomatoes, green onion and pasta. Just before serving, add pistachios, parsley and dressing; toss to coat.