Peas & Lettuce
From EatingWell: May/June 2007
A lovely exaggeration of the French technique of cooking peas with a little lettuce, this light springtime dish goes well with mildly seasoned seafood or chicken.
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups shelled fresh peas, (3 pounds unshelled)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
- 4 cups thinly sliced Boston lettuce, (about 1 small head)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add peas and stir to coat with oil. Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in mint and cook for 30 seconds. Add lettuce, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.
Per serving: 113 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 5 g fiber; 206 mg sodium; 225 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (70% daily value), Folate (22% dv), Vitamin C (15% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat
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- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
- Preparation/ Technique
- Type of Dish
- Salad, side/appetizer
- May/June 2007