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Super Easy Green Peas with Mint Recipe

The recipe of super easy green peas with mint is an “easy-peasy” one! Perfect for a quick dinner served with a favorite piece of meat.

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Green Peas With Mint

Soooo, how do you like your peas? How do you make them? Do you have a love-hate relationship with them? I personally love them.

I use peas in many recipes of soups, salads, or as a side dish. I have more access to the frozen vegetables here, where I live,  but sometimes, I find them at the Farmers Market and buy them in late summer.

So sweet and so delicious!

The recipe today is an “easy-peasy” one! Perfect for a quick dinner and served with some Fried Chicken My Way or Chicken Schnitzels, peas are a delicious choice even for the kids.

You can also serve them to a fancy dinner with this Roasted Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin. You should also try them with the traditional Romanian Meatballs, just like my grandmother used to serve them to us.

I personally love the simplicity of this dish. I love peas in general.

This recipe comes from Ireland, where peas were consumed as early as 14th century.

The most traditional way to eat peas in Ireland is to make the so-called “mushy peas” cooked using dried peas.

These mushy peas are mixed with butter and served with fried fish, roasted chicken or grilled salmon.

On the other hand, fresh peas should never be cooked until mushy. In Ireland, peas are often served with mint, which we know have a natural affinity.

When I was growing up, we did not have any frozen vegetables available, so for that matter, we were eating lots of peas while in season and lots of canned ones during the winter.

 Now, you can find frozen peas all year round, and to tell you the truth, I prefer them when I have no access to fresh ones.

I really think that frozen peas taste better than the canned ones, don’t you think?

For this recipe you will need some basic ingredients:

Onions:

  • I used green onions because I love them, and they go well with the freshness of the peas and mint. Regular onion or red onion are also good options.
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Green Peas:

  • You can use fresh or frozen. I used frozen as it is convenient for me.
Frozen peas

Mint leaves:

  • I used fresh but sometimes we do not have access to fresh mint, so you can go ahead and use dried mint.
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What kind of oil do I need:

  • I usually have in the kitchen olive oil and sunflower oil. However, you can try butter as well, if this is what you like. The fat is used to saute the onions before adding the peas.

How To Make This Super Easy Green Peas Recipe:

  • In a little sauce pan warm up a little bit of oil and add the chopped onion. Saute it until translucent.
  • Add the green peas and a little bit of water and simmer until the peas are soft but not mushy, and the water reduces to half.
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Add chopped mint, salt, and pepper to taste and toss everything together. Serve warm with your favorite piece of meat as a side dish.

Super Easy Green Peas With Mint

This dish is extremely easy to make and delicious. Even your kids will love it.

The mint brings lots of flavor to the peas and makes them really delicious. Overall, it is a basic recipe that is worth trying.

Note: Many recipes out there require sugar to cook the peas. I say that sugar is unnecessary because peas are usually a sweet vegetable that doesn’t require much to taste delicious.

Optional, add some lemon juice when you serve, just to make it fancy.

Suggestions of recipes with peas:

Andouille Sausages Wwith Peas Potatoes And Leeks

Easy Green Peas With Ham- Spanish Recipe

Romanian Beef Salad

Enjoy!

Yield: 4 servings

Super Easy Green Peas with Mint Recipe

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The recipe of super easy green peas recipe is an "easy-peasy" one! Perfect for a quick dinner served with a favorite piece of meat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion or 2-3 green onions
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 lb frozen or fresh green peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint or 1-2 teaspoons of fresh chopped mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste
  • enough water to barely cover the peas
  • Optional: lemon juice when you serve them.

Instructions

  1. In a pan, add the chopped onion and saute it in oil/butter for a few minutes until becomes translucent.
  2. Add the green peas and enough water to barely cover them.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste and let the peas simmer until they get soft but not mushy.(about 5-7 minutes)
  4. When peas are soft, add the chopped mint or the dried one.
  5. Serve the peas as a side dish next to any kind of meat.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 9gSugar: 11gProtein: 9g

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