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Lady Peas

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 55 mins

Makes 9 cups

Prepare these Lady Peas ahead for a light and healthy side dish. 


  • 9 cups fresh lady peas
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 9 cups water

How to Make It

  1. Bring lady peas, onion, salt, and water to a boil in a stockpot over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 45 minutes or until peas are tender, skimming foam often. Drain, reserving 2 cups cooking liquid; discard onion. Refrigerate peas and cooking liquid up to 2 days.