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Fresh Peas with Mint

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Look for pea pods that are plump, firm, and bright green. Store the pods in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a day, and shell just before cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups shelled green peas (about 3 1/2 pounds unshelled)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

Nutrition Information

  • calories 89
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 1.7 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 4.4 g
  • carbohydrate 14.2 g
  • fiber 4.3 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 220 mg
  • calcium 22 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add peas, water, broth, honey, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until peas are tender. Remove from heat; stir in mint. Serve with a slotted spoon.