I received free pistachio samples from the Pistachio Health Institute mentioned in this post. By posting this pairing I am entering a contest sponsored by Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.Did you see the pistachio commercial during the Superbowl? I love Steven Colbert, though the head-cracking part is mildly disturbing. (You can see the whole thing here.)
He’s right though – they should sell themselves! This is my final entry to the RecipeRedux contest sponsored by the Pistachio Health Institute, but please know that I wouldn’t endorse anything for money that I wouldn’t endorse for free, use myself, or recommend to loved ones. (Just think how different advertising would be if celebrities use those standards!)
The Mediterranean diet is hot right now…in fact I think it’s been popular for years. With its focus on fish, veggies, legumes and other whole foods like nuts and fruit, it’s easy to understand why: it is FAR removed from the typical intake of most Americans!
Roasted red pepper dip
- 6 oz plain greek yogurt
- 1 small (!) clove peeled garlic
- 1/2 c roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
- dash of salt, to taste
Puree all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate overnight to thicken. Serve with fresh veggies or whole grain pita chips.
Pistachio pairing: roasted red pepper dip + cucumbers + cucumber and lemon infused sparkling water