This protein packed legume should be part of your meal medley. Peas are good source of protein and they are packed with fiber, vitamins, and iron. You can eat all parts of the plant. Pea greens liven up any salad. Certain varieties have edible pods. Of course the main attraction is the pea itself. Raw or cooked you can't go wrong. Let's check out some ways to prepare these little green gems.
This is a quick side dish for any meal.
2 lb Snap Peas
1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (Kerrygold is a good grass-fed brand)
2 cloves Garlic
2 tsp fresh Rosemary, dried
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
Bring a large soup pot to a full boil.
While the water is coming to a boil, clean peas, and remove the ends.
Place peas into boil water for 3 minutes.
Heat butter in a skillet.
Drain peas, and place into the skillet.
Press two cloves of garlic over peas, and add the rosemary.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and sauté until peas are tender.
SPRING PEA SALAD
I love peas in a salad. They are the star of the show in this recipe.
For the Salad:
2 cups fresh snow peas
2 cups peas (frozen or fresh )
1 cup micro baby pea shoots
2 1/2 cups arugula leaves
2 1/2 cups fresh spinach leaves (or spring mix lettuce)
¼ cup sweet onion, thinly sliced
4 radishes thinly sliced
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Salmon or steak for topping, if desired
For the dressing: