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Peas are best grown in late spring. They are readily available frozen in the grocery store.

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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.

  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

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
  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.

Recipe is an excerpt from I ❤️ Vegetables book.
Free recipe cards below for download in English or Spanish.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
200 calories; 7g fat; 29g carbohydrates;

8g protein; 8g sugars; 75mg cholesterol; 620mg sodium.

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.