Fresh Peas with Lettuce

Fresh Peas with LettuceRecipe
Randy Mayor
To shred the romaine, stack the leaves; then roll up lengthwise and slice crosswise. This is known as a chiffonade. Serve with ham, pork, or chicken.


6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 69
Caloriesfromfat 16 %
Fat 1.2 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 3.8 g
Carbohydrate 11.1 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 201 mg
Calcium 29 mg


1 1/2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine, divided
1 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups shelled green peas (about 2 pounds unshelled green peas)
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and thyme; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add peas, broth, sugar, and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until peas are tender.

Stir in 1/2 teaspoon butter, lettuce, and parsley. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with pepper.