- Choose peas that are firm, plump, bright green pods.
- Refrigerate in an open plastic bag for up to 5 days.
- Wash and remove peas from pods. Throw out the pods.
- Eat steamed or sautéed
- Tastes great with carrots, mushrooms, onion, rice, or pasta
- Season with dill, lemon, mint, tarragon or thyme
Starting simple is a great way to try out a new (or favorite) vegetable, like peas. Here are a couple easy ways to enjoy them..
- Easy Snack: A handful of frozen peas can win over pea haters with their sweet taste and cool crunch.
- Peas and cheese are a great combination: Add cooked peas to macaroni cheese or a cheesy baked potato.
Fried Rice-Style Quinoa
Serves 5 (1 cup servings)
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 ½ cups frozen peas and carrots
- ¼ cup raisins
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- Make 2 cups of quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
- In a large non-stick skillet or wok, melt butter over medium heat. Break eggs into the butter and stir fry until dry. Remove the egg from the pan and set aside.
- Add oil and garlic to the pan, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add green onions, peas and carrots. Stir fry for about 3-4 minutes.
- Add quinoa, egg, raisins and soy sauce. Stir-fry until heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 200 calories; 7g fat; 29g carbohydrates;
8g protein; 8g sugars; 75mg cholesterol; 620mg sodium..
Recipe is an excerpt from I ❤️Vegetables book.
Free recipe cards below for download in English or Spanish.
What Else is In Season
Other Vegetables in Season include:
- Green Beans
- Greens: Kale, Chard, & Collards
View our What’s In Season GUIDE for SPRING for a printable, 2-sided, complete list of fruits and vegetables in season plus shopping,
storage, preparation, and start simple tips.