Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
A Pistachio & Avocado Dip
2 cups Pistachio nuts
2 Ripe avocados
¼ White onion: finely diced
1 Serrano chile: stemmed, seeded & minced
½ cup Cilantro sprigs
2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon Coarse salt
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
¼ cup Pistachio nuts: crushed or finely chopped
Lightly toast the pistachio nuts. Finely chop or process in a food processor.
Seed and peel the avocado. Dice the avocado.
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. With a spoon, stir the mixture while lightly mashing the avocado. Do not over process – the mixture should have a slightly coarse texture.
Transfer the PistachiomoléTM to a serving dish. Sprinkle the surface with the crushed Pistachios. Garnish with the cilantro sprigs and lime wedges. Serve with tortilla chips.