Un-Mushy Peas Recipe

Un-Mushy Peas Recipe
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In the summer, when fresh peas are at their prime, I’ll use sweet shelled peas for this recipe. But for a green, good-luck New Year’s dish, I’ll swap those sweet peas for edamame. The dish benefits not only in terms of flavor and freshness, but also substance.


  • Edamame, steamed and peeled
  • Olive oil, preferably lemon verbena-infused, if you can find it
  • Salt
  • Fresh mint leaves, chopped fine


Mix mint and peas in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, to taste. Serve.

Pea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Pea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.