Pea Recipes That Rock

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July 26, 2011

They're fiberlicious, tastylicious, plentiful and cheap…all we are saying is give peas a chance.

Give Peas a Chance

"Eat your peas," your mother scolded—turns out Mom knew a thing or two. Though they don't have the same rock star appeal as your flashier legumes (dried beans…you know the type, always hogging the spotlight), peas can still pack 'em in when cook comes to shove.

Here's a few of our Pea Hall of Famers, including a stellar black-eyed pea recipe with puckish capers and a delicious main dish made with plump, pillowy gnocchi.


Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Gnocchi

The cooked lettuce adds a touch of sweetness to the starchy peas, and a little reduced heavy cream makes an appealing sauce.

Lady Peas with Bacon and Corn

A delicious side dish featuring field peas or lima beans.

Sugar Snap Peas with Mint and Lemon

Sugar Snap Peas with Mint and Lemon

Fresh or frozen, sugar snap peas make a healthful side when lightly dressing with mint and lemon.


Pasta Salad with Chickpeas, Walnuts and Arugula

You can use those tiny fresh mozzarella balls (they are so good), and if they seem too big you can cut them in half, or even in quarters.

pea soup

French Pea Soup

This easy pea soup comes together in a snap with frozen peas.

Green Pea Pesto

This Green Pea Pesto is a great way to slip peas and spinach in your kids’ diet.

black-eyed peas

Black-Eyed Peas with Capers

Making this classic Greek salad is almost easier than buying your lunch! It will keep several days in the refrigerator, so one batch can carry you through several days of lunches.


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