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Peas and Tender Lettuce with Mint Butter

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Freshly shelled peas are tender and sweet. Seek out plump, firm pods from your farmers' market.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.