April Featured Vegetable: PEAS

Seasonal vegetables are the most flavorful, often affordable, and more readily available.

Veggie Guide: Shopping, Storage, Preparation, and More
  • 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..
  1. Easy Snack: A handful of frozen peas can win over pea haters with their sweet taste and cool crunch.
  2. 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)

INGREDIENTS:
  • 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
    DIRECTIONS:
    1. Make 2 cups of quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
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    Recipe is an excerpt from I ❤️Vegetables book.
    Free recipe cards below for download in English or Spanish.

    English Recipe Card

     


    What Else is In Season
    Other Vegetables in Season include:

    • Asparagus
    • Broccoli
    • Cabbage
    • Green Beans
    • Greens: Kale, Chard, & Collards
    • Lettuce
    • Mushrooms
    • Onions
    • Leeks
    • Kale
    • Spinach

    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.