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Minty garden peas

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Peas
Category Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Method Boiling
Diet Diabetes Meal Plan; Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; Vegetarian; Vegan


  • 3 pounds English peas, shelled (about 3 cups) or 1 pound frozen shelled peas, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 



  • Boil 1 inch of water in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add the peas to the basket, cover, and steam 4 minutes until tender, tossing once.

  • Transfer the peas to a large bowl. Add the olive oil, mint, salt, and pepper. Toss to mix and coat. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 86 cal

  • Total fat: 3g

  • Saturated fat: 0g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 102mg

  • Carbohydrate: 12g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Protein: 4g