Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
6 ounces Small tube-shaped pasta*
2 cups Torn fresh spinach
2 cups Halved cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 cups Frozen peas, placed in sieve and thawed with hot running water
1/2 cup Shelled natural American pistachios
Dressing (recipe follows)
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 in large bowl.