Peas are high in fiber and a good source of other nutrients. They're also one of our favorite harbingers of spring. Whether you shell your own straight from the garden or go for the convenience of frozen, these sweet minted peas are a celebration of the earth turning green again.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1998


Recipe Summary

15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until softened and beginning to color, about 3 minutes. Stir in peas, broth and sugar. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until the peas are just tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in mint and butter. Season with salt and pepper and serve.



Tip: One pound of peas in the pod yields 1 cup of shelled peas.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 17.7g 6% DV; dietary fiber 4.9g 20% DV; sugars 5.9g; fat 3.7g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 2451.8IU 49% DV; vitamin c 20.3mg 34% DV; folate 64.9mcg 16% DV; calcium 35.8mg 4% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 32.9mg 12% DV; potassium 285.9mg 8% DV; sodium 323.2mg 13% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 28% DV.