I’m so happy that fresh peas are popping up in our markets. I could come home with a big bag to shell and snack on! Fresh peas make great snacks and add a crunch to our salads. When cooked, peas can be stir fried, mixed in with grains or pasta, and are perfect as a side dish. Their appearance in our produce aisles and markets might be brief but when frozen you can cook with them all year round.
Types of Fresh Peas: Garden or English, Snow Peas, Snap Peas and Pea Shoots
What To Look For: When buying fresh, select pea pods that are crisp, plump, and bright. For frozen look for peas labeled baby or petite.
How to Store: In the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Peas are a kid favorite vegetable, so try one of these delicious recipes. Don’t forget to check out the grocery coupons before you go to the market. We love to see the savings add up as we check out.
How to Cook with Peas
My Pasta with Peas, Lime and Parmesan is a 15-minute dish packed with peas and fresh herbs. Stir in peas—try different varieties—and top with fresh herbs and a lime vinaigrette. Sprinkle with Parmesan to create a creamy pasta dish.
Fresh Pea Dip
Source: Minimally Invasive
Start your spring entertaining with this fresh pea dip. Serve with lots of crusty bread.
Grilled Sugar Snap Peas
Source: Our Four Folks
Use your grill basket to grill these snap peas topped with lemon oregano butter.
Herbed Pea Sauce
Source: Betty Crocker
Top pasta or rice with this sauce of bacon, peas and almonds. Make ahead and you have a quick weeknight dinner!
Bacon Pea Salad
Source: Foodie with Family
Guests will be reminded of their childhood when you make a batch of classic pea salad for spring barbecues.
Garlic Snap Peas
Source: The Wicked Noodle
This 8-minute recipe is simple, but loaded with garlic.
Source: Chef In Training
Peas get a fancy makeover in this creamy sauce. Add grilled chicken for a one-dish meal.
Sautéed Asparagus and Peas with Honey
Source: Once Upon A Chef
Kids sweeten up to their green veggies with a stir-fry of asparagus and peas with honey.
Shrimp Snow Pea Stir Fry
Source: First Home Love Life
Shrimp or chicken make a simple but colorful stir-fry with snow peas and peppers.
Spring Quinoa with Peas and Corn
Source: Live Simply
Peas and corn are a natural flavor pairing. Stir them into this spring quinoa dish for a protein-packed meal.