Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Merilee Bordin
Makes 8 servings

The combination of fresh peas with mint yield a harmonious and nutrition side dish. Peas are in the legume family, and these vegetables are typically high in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and cholesterol. Because they're higher in protein than many other types of vegetables, they're a good source of protein in vegetarian diets.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, shell peas (you should have about 4 cups). Cook peas in boiling water until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain well and transfer to a medium bowl.

Step 2

While peas are cooking, trim and discard the root ends and dark green leaves of green onions. Halve white and light green parts lengthwise and thinly slice crosswise. Set aside. Chop mint and set aside.

Step 3

Add butter to hot peas and toss until butter is melted and peas are coated. Add green onions, chives, and mint and toss to combine. Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve immediately.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2-cup serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Lalena82's Review

March 27, 2014
Has potential, but make sure the peas are a little cooler before adding the herbs. Wilted mint certainly isn't as good as fresh, raw mint!

happybug's Review

January 04, 2012
Wonderful, healthy, tasty recipe. I added some sauteed mushrooms which gave it an extra flavor boost. My husband said he always hated peas growing up but absolutely loved these peas, he even had seconds.