This relish looks like guacamole, so the mild, fresh flavor of peas and mint is a surprise. Prep and Cook Time: about 25 minutes. Notes: You'll need about 1 lb. pea pods for 1 cup shelled peas. You can make the relish ahead and chill it for up to 2 hours.
1. Blanch peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 30 seconds, drain, and transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry.
2. Whirl mint in a food processor to finely chop. Add peas, chile, olive oil, and lemon juice. Pulse until finely chopped. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2 tablespoons.