11 Pea Recipes You Should Make Immediately (Slideshow)
Black-Eyed Pea Salad With Corn Bread Croutons
This easy salad from Make Our Bread Daily is a lovely, light, Southern-style salad that is easy to make and satisfying to eat. Black-eyed peas and cornbread croutons make for a hearty and satisfying dish that’s perfect for those days when you just don’t feel like cooking.
Cheesy Cauliflower Mushroom Gratin
Make this healthy vegetarian gratin from Oatmeal With a Fork. It’s filled with cauliflower, mushrooms, cheese, and peas and is a great meatless dinner option that even fussy eaters will enjoy. Cheese and peas, what’s not to love?
Hoisin Pork With Snow Peas
Snow peas add a clean crunch that contrasts well with the fragrant and full-flavored hoisin sauce, soy, and rice vinegar marinade in this recipe from My Suburban Kitchen. The pork is marinated overnight and roasted the next day, making for a dish that comes together quickly and results in maximum flavor.
Mom’s (Best Ever) Split Pea Soup
From The Cozy Cook comes this quintessential split pea soup recipe. The secret to this “best ever” soup is all in the ham bone, which cooks with the peas and imparts to them a wonderful savory flavor. Make this soup and keep it in the freezer for a quick and satisfying meal.
North by Northwest Couscous salad
Here’s a recipe from Oat & Sesame that uses pearl couscous, fresh apricots, currants, and hazelnuts for a variety of textures and flavors. With a zesty lemon vinaigrette, this dish is perfect for a light dinner, and the leftovers work wonderfully for lunch the next day!
One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta With Basil and Peas
Parmesan Pea Pasta Salad
Pasta and cheese could be a perfect pair — this recipe from Tasty Ever After adds peas to the mix for a pasta salad that is simple and to the point. With just four ingredients, you can (almost) literally throw this recipe together and be eating it all the sooner.
Spring Pea and Green Onion Crostini
These crostini from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks are perfect as an easy appetizer or paired with a salad for a light lunch. Peas and goat cheese go well together, and lime is a nice alternative to lemon juice. The bacon can be left out for an equally delicious vegetarian version.
Sweet Pea, Mango, and Mint Salad
Crunchy sugar snap peas, fresh shelled peas, aromatic mint and sweet mango go together superbly in the recipe by This Is How I Cook. Add some peppery watercress and you have a perfect celebration of spring in a bowl!
Warm Snap Pea Salad
A salad that is special enough to make for dinner parties and easy enough to make any day of the week, this recipe from Foody Schmoody Blog is a tasty side that pairs well with most dishes. Crunchy pine nuts and fresh cilantro add crunch and flavor to sweet snap peas.