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 Red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Apple juice
Salt and pepper
½ cup Whole shelled American pistachios
1 tablespoon Fresh thyme leaves
8 ounces Part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 to 2 tablespoons Olive or vegetable oil
Peel and thinly slice shallot; combine with vinegar and apple juice. Slice tomatoes and gently toss with this dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Coarsely grind pistachios and mix thyme leaves. Cut mozzarella into ¼-inch thick slices. Beat egg with a fork on plate. Dip the cheese slices first into egg then pistachio mixture. Heat oil in skillet and fry the cheese slices over medium-heat for 45 to 60 seconds, turning once, or just until nuts are roasted on both sides. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange on plate with marinated tomatoes and garnish with basil.