The super easy green peas with mint recipe is an “easy-peasy” one! Perfect for a quick dinner served with a favorite piece of meat.
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!
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 the 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 canned ones, don’t you think?
For this recipe you will need some basic ingredients:
- 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.
- You can use fresh or frozen. I used frozen as it is convenient for me.
- I used fresh but sometimes we do not have access to fresh mint, so you can go ahead and use dried mint.
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.
Add chopped mint, salt, and pepper to taste and toss everything together. Serve warm with your favorite piece of meat as a side dish.
This dish is effortless 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.
Some Recipes To Love:
- 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.
- In a pan, add the chopped onion and saute it in oil/butter for a few minutes until becomes translucent.
- Add the green peas and enough water to barely cover them.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and let the peas simmer until they get soft but not mushy.(about 5-7 minutes)
- When peas are soft, add the chopped mint or the dried one.
- Serve the peas as a side dish next to any kind of meat.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 9gSugar: 11gProtein: 9g