Fresh Peas with Caramelized Onions, Thyme, and Mint

Fresh Peas with Caramelized Onions, Thyme, and Mint
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Sugar Snap Peas and Mint
Ashley Fahr
Sugar Snap Peas and Mint

This is really easy, as you know I like my recipes to be, and only requires five ingredients. I think you could also chop the onions finer, to make the consistency a little different; in that case, you will probably need to sauté the onions for about 10-15 minutes, rather than 20-25 minutes as stated in the recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped (dried is OK too)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Peas from 12-15 pods fresh peas
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped (dried is not as OK here, but you could probably use it too)


Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized 8- to 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and thyme; sprinkle with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Sauté the onions until softened and golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

Add the peas and sauté until they have turned bright green in color, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the mint. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste, and serve. 

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