Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Total Time
5 Mins
Total Time
5 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Floral lemon zest (but no tart juice) allows the sweet pea flavor to shine. Chop mint, grate lemon rind, and crumble cheese while the peas cook. Serve with panini or other sandwiches, grilled chicken, or pork chops.

How to Make It

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl. Add peas; sauté 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in mint, rind, pepper, and salt. Sprinkle with cheese.

Chef's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit

Ratings & Reviews


September 05, 2016
A great side dish and super easy.

amyevers's Review

June 16, 2014

j2haynes's Review

August 04, 2013
Very tasty. I used feta instead. I will make again.

lisa6226's Review

July 31, 2013
I made this last night as a side for grilled chicken. It was good. A littled too much mint. I didn't have any Ricotta so I used gost cheese instead. My husband liked it as well. I just don't know if I would make it again.