Fresh Peas with Mint

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.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 89
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Fat: 1.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 14.2g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Calcium: 22mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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