5 points per serving, makes 6 servings
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup PLANTERS Unsalted COCKTAIL Peanuts, coarsely chopped, divided
8 oz. fusilli pasta, uncooked
2 carrots cut into matchstick strips (about 1 cup)
1 cup pea pods, cut into matchstick strips
1 small red pepper, cut into matchstick strips (about 1 cup)
PLACE lime juice, soy sauce, honey and 1/4 cup of the peanuts in electric blender or food processor container; cover. Blend until smooth; set aside.
COOK pasta as directed on package, adding carrots, pea pods and pepper strips to the boiling water during the last 3 min. of the pasta cooking time. Drain pasta and vegetables.
RESERVE 1/4 cup of the peanut sauce; toss pasta with remaining peanut sauce. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Let pasta stand at room temperature 30 min., then toss with reserved peanut sauce and remaining peanuts.
cblessum on 3/12/2008