This relish looks like guacamole, so the mild, fresh flavor of peas and mint is a surprise. Prep and Cook Time: about 25 minutes. Notes: You'll need about 1 lb. pea pods for 1 cup shelled peas. You can make the relish ahead and chill it for up to 2 hours.
1 cup fresh shelled peas (see Notes)
2 tablespoons packed fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon chopped seeded fresh red or green Fresno or jalapeño chile
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Blanch peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 30 seconds, drain, and transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry.
Whirl mint in a food processor to finely chop. Add peas, chile, olive oil, and lemon juice. Pulse until finely chopped. Season to taste with salt and pepper.