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Healthy Pea Recipes and Cooking Tips

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Roasted Snap Peas with Shallots

Roasting brings out a caramelized complexity in the already sweet peas. A scattering of crumbled blue cheese would make a savory addition or substitution for the bacon.

» Roasted Snap Peas with Shallots

Minted Peas & Rice with Feta

The flavors of fresh mint and feta enliven this instant brown rice. Toss any leftovers with some cooked shrimp for a satisfying, easy lunch.

» Minted Peas & Rice with Feta

Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad

Snow peas aren't just for stir-fries. Thinly sliced, their crunchy texture and sweet taste combine with a creamy Asian dressing to make this salad special.

» Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad

Pasta with Creamy Mushroom-Pea Sauce

Peas combine deliciously with wild mushrooms, such as chanterelles, but they are hard to come by this early in the season. You can still get the depth of flavor from more available creminis.

» Pasta with Creamy Mushroom-Pea Sauce

Athenian Pasta Primavera

This Greek-inspired pasta dish features zucchini, bell pepper, peas, fresh mint and feta. Cherry tomatoes and chopped kalamata olives also work well.

» Athenian Pasta Primavera

Italian Roasted Snap Peas

Serve this Italian-inspired combination of sweet snap peas, leeks and tomatoes with roast chicken or garlic-rubbed grilled steaks.

» Italian Roasted Snap Peas

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with pasta, shrimp, asparagus, peas and red bell pepper for a fresh, satisfying summer meal. Serve with: Slices of cucumber and tomato tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

» Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables


Popped-from-the-pod recipes for everyone’s favorite vegetable.

With the growing number of farmstands, farmers' markets, community supported agriculture (CSA) farms and specialty stores, the fresh pea is back in business. Fresh peas are at their peak in late spring and early summer. They do well in the garden when the evenings are still cool or even with a touch of frost at night. Peas shine in these easy, delicious recipes and will have your family begging you to pass the (fresh) peas, please.

Peas freeze incredibly well, a fact that has, in some ways, worked against them. Oh, frozen peas are sweet, and they are certainly convenient, but when it comes to natural sweetness, firm texture and eye appeal, you can’t beat fresh.

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Main Dish Pea Recipes

This Greek-inspired pasta dish features zucchini, bell...
Quick-cooking chicken cutlets are paired with an elegant...
Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with...
All around Maine's Penobscot Bay, lobster rolls set...
Peas combine deliciously with wild mushrooms, such as...
Two methods are included here for this subtly flavored...
Large, sweet sea scallops marry well with peas and thyme...
A stir-fry is all about preparation: you need to have...
Strawberries provide a sweet counterpoint to rich duck...
Peas and baby onions are harbingers of spring, the first...
Snow peas aren't just for stir-fries. Thinly sliced,...

Side Dish and Salad Pea Recipes

Crisp chilled snap peas with creamy tarragon dressing make...
Quickly cooked snap peas retain their distinctive crunch,...
Here's a salad where we've combined two stars of...
Serve this Italian-inspired combination of sweet snap peas...
Fresh-tasting lemon-mint vinaigrette dresses up snap peas...
The flavors of fresh mint and feta enliven this instant...
Fragrant with fresh mint, this one-pot side dish will have...
Very fresh produce is the key to this easy side dish:...
A lovely exaggeration of the French technique of cooking...
Roasting brings out a caramelized complexity in the already...
The colorful combination of sugar snap peas, red bell...
You get two sides in one with this dish—whole-grain barley...

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