This relish looks like guacamole, so the mild, fresh flavor of peas and mint is a surprise. Prep and Cook Time: about 25 minutes. Notes: You'll need about 1 lb. pea pods for 1 cup shelled peas. You can make the relish ahead and chill it for up to 2 hours.

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Recipe Summary

Makes about 3/4 cup


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Instructions Checklist
  • Blanch peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 30 seconds, drain, and transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry.

  • Whirl mint in a food processor to finely chop. Add peas, chile, olive oil, and lemon juice. Pulse until finely chopped. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2 tablespoons.


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Nutrition Facts

42 calories; calories from fat 52%; protein 1.5g; fat 2.4g; saturated fat 0.3g; carbohydrates 4g; fiber 1.5g; sodium 2.7mg.