Peas are best grown in late spring. They are readily available frozen in the grocery store.
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.
Start Simple with MyPlate
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.
- 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.