Sweet Pea Mash

February/March 2006

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Brighten up your plate with this brilliant-green puree. Serve with roasted jumbo shrimp or garlic-rubbed lamb chops.

Sweet Pea Mash

Makes: 4 servings, generous 1/2 cup each

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  • 3 1/3 cups frozen peas, (1 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced scallion greens, or chives
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Heat peas, water and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the peas are heated through, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor; pulse with sour cream and pepper until a chunky puree forms. Pulse in scallion greens (or chives) and bacon.


Per serving: 164 calories; 6 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 19 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 7 g fiber; 320 mg sodium; 214 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (60% daily value), Vitamin C (25% dv), Folate (19% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1.5 fat

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