Simply Healthy Family: Un-Fried Green Tomatoes, Seedless Watermelon, In Shell Pistachios and a Bold Bloody Mary to Sip on


Un-Fried Green Tomatoes, Seedless Watermelon, In Shell Pistachios and a Bold Bloody Mary to Sip on

This is Southern comfort food with zero guilt. No oil, nothing fried yet plenty of spices and tart, sweet juices from green tomatoes and watermelon to get you going. Salty, earthy and light pistachios round out this pre-dinner treat and a very bold and amazing Bloody Mary to sip while you snack.  

“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.”

This is going to be a quicky. Nothing wrong with that right? We have ribs on the BBQ and hungry tummies growling. I have to say, this was a really fun and unusually treat to snack on this afternoon while looking forward to dinner and writing this post. I was a bit skeptical about a healthy version of fried green tomatoes and was relieved when they turned out pretty damn amazing. I never did care for deep fried anything however so I don't have that to miss.

Cornmeal is a bit dry on it's own as a coating but these triple dipped tomatoes held up beautifully and were juicy with the right amount of crunch. Dunking them first in almond flour with plenty of salt then in Greek Yogurt and once again lightly in cornmeal spiked with plenty of Old Bay seasoning made them plump, juicy and perfectly crisp.
 Oh, did I mention totally healthy?!

Choose green tomatoes that are firm to the touch and use immediately. 

As part of the Recipe Redux Team we were asked to come up with a pairing of foods that went well and complimented Pistachios, In shell specifically. So many possibilities, I love pistachios for their taste and for their health benefits. I'll bet you don't know just how good they are for you! Check out all of the   ways pistachios can help you lead a healthy lifestyle at The Pistachio Health Institute now.

The {Healthy} Pairing: Southern Style

Un-Fried Green Tomatoes

In Shell Salted Pistachios

Seedless Watermelon

Bold and Spicy Bloody Mary Garnished with a Celery Stick

Do you like Pistachios? Do you eat them by themselves or with other healthy treats? I always have some on hand, in my car and in my locker at work! 


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  1. Green tomatoes, watermelon and pistachios...all these remind me of summer garden party! Those unfried green tomatoes look very tasty!

    1. Never too early for a summer garden party right? It's in the 70's here after all ;}

  2. Wow this is so creative and looks delicious! Unfried tomatoes? I need to try! And we had the same thinking with watermelon, its my favorite!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  3. I loved your last pairing...but I must say, I'm pretty sure I adore this one more. Fried/unfried tomatoes are my favorite!!

  4. What a great idea, so creative. Love this combination!


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