Peas & Pea Shoots with Fresh Mint

By May 7, 2012 March 26th, 2018 Child-Friendly, Gluten Free, greens, Recipes, Seasonal, Vegetables

Peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetable, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.  They are readily available frozen making them easy to cook in just minutes.  I am not a huge fan of frozen vegetables but frozen peas work well and taste great!  The pea shoots are a living food so they really liven up this dish

 Peas and Pea Shoots with Fresh Mint

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Paleo

3-4 servings

1 lb frozen baby peas
1 Tb olive oil
2 Tb extra virgin olive oil (high quality with good flavor, finishing olive oil)
1 cup scallions or spring onions, thinly sliced
2 cups lightly packed pea shoots cut into thirds
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
Celtic sea salt
Fresh pepper

  • In a sauté pan cook peas in 1” of water until tender 2 minutes. Drain
  • In same sauté pan heat 1 Tb of the olive oil
  • Add scallions or onions and a pinch of salt, cover and cook over moderately low heat stirring occasionally until softened 3 minutes
  • Stir in the peas cook until heated through 1 minute
  • Stir in the finishing olive oil
  • Remove from heat and stir in the pea shoots until wilted
  • Stir in the mint, season with salt & pepper
  • Serve

Health benefits of green peas & pea shoots

  • Rich in phyto-nutrieints, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants
  • Low in calories but high in soluble and insoluble fiber to reduce cholesterol
  • An excellent source of folates, which are B complex vitamins required for DNA synthesis and good for improving your mood.
  • High in Vitamin C to resist infections
  • A good source of Vitamin K which is instrumental to the body’s healthy blood clotting ability and bone mass building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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