Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
4 servings Chilled steamed vegetables, such as green beans, pea pods, broccoli, summer squash (sliced as necessary)
3 tablespoons Vegetable or olive oil
2 tablespoons Vinegar
3 tablespoons Chopped, natural American pistachios
1 tablespoon Minced parsley
1/8 teaspoon Salt
Few dashes Cayenne pepper or hot pepper sauce
1 large Chilled tomato, sliced
Place steamed vegetables in container. Combine oil, vinegar, pistachios, parsley, salt and pepper in jar; shake well and pour over vegetables. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. To serve, spoon vegetables onto platter, add tomatoes and spoon any remaining vinaigrette over top.