Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Thawed frozen pesto sauce
1/2 cup Chopped natural American pistachios
Fresh basil springs or parsley
Diced radish, red bell pepper or tomato
French bread baguettes, sliced
Beat cheese with pesto sauce and 1/4 cup pistachios. Spoon into scooped plate and spread out onto flat layer. Sprinkle remaining pistachios in ring on top. Garnish with basil and radish. Serve with sliced French bread.