Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1/2 teaspoon grape molasses
1/2 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¼ cup pomegranate juice
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon angelica powder (gol-par)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoons pistachio oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup raw pistachio kernels, toasted
1 cup green pitted olives, chopped
1 cup pomegranate arils (about 1 large pomegranate)
4 Persian cucumbers or 1 American cucumber, peeled and diced
4 spring onions, green and white parts cleaned and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
Preheat the oven to 350 ̊F., spread the pistachio kernels on a baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes.
In a salad bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking all the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
Just before serving, add the salad ingredients to the dressing and toss well.