Peas and Tender Lettuce with Mint Butter

Freshly shelled peas are tender and sweet. Seek out plump, firm pods from your farmers' market.


4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 130
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 5.5 g
Carbohydrate 14.4 g
Fiber 5.6 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 298 mg
Calcium 44 mg


2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 cups shelled fresh green peas (about 2 pounds unshelled peas)
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce


1. Combine mint and butter in a small bowl; set aside.

2. Bring 3 tablespoons water and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Add peas to pan; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Top peas with lettuce; cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until lettuce wilts. Remove from heat; stir in butter mixture. Serve immediately.