6 ounces pasta, small tube shape
2 cups fresh spinach, torn
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
2 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Servings: 4
Thaw peas quickly by placing in a sieve and rinsing with hot water. Drop pasta into boiling water, return to boil. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Toss pasta, spinach, tomatoes, peas, pistachios and dressing (see below) in large bowl.

Makes 4 servings; 2 cups salad each.

Dressing: Combine 2 tablespoons honey, 2-1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 egg white, 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano (crumbled) and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Makes 1/2 cup.



Notes: Suggested pasta: penne mostaccioli, rigatoni.