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Peas and Tender Lettuce with Mint Butter

Peas and Tender Lettuce with Mint Butter

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

Cooking Light APRIL 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)


  • 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.

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

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