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Garlic-Mint Peas

Photo: Susie Cushner
Yield Makes 6 servings
Peas, mint, and garlic that have been freshly harvested make this vegetable side dish a taste of spring.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sugar snap peas (2 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 47 mg
  • calories 94
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • fat 3 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • iron 2 mg
  • protein 5 mg
  • satfat 0 g
  • sodium 200 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large saucepan of water to boiling. Add the snap peas and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under running cold water. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook the garlic in the oil until golden. Remove and discard the garlic. Add the sugar snap peas and fresh or thawed peas and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the mint, sugar, and salt.