Peas and Tender Lettuce with Mint Butter

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

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 6.2g
  • Saturated fat: 3.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 14.4g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 298mg
  • Calcium: 44mg


  • 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. 1. Combine mint and butter in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. 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.
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