11 Pea Recipes You Should Make Immediately (Slideshow)

Peas are great, don’t delay, and make sure you eat some peas today

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta With Basil and Peas

This pasta from No Spoon Necessary can be on your plate in 30 minutes and uses only one pot! On top of that, it is delicious, creamy, cheesy and peas-y with lovely lemony notes.

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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.

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Pea Hummus

A bright green hummus that is perfect for spring! This recipe from A MindFull Mom comes together quickly and effortlessly. You can use fresh or frozen peas and adjust the seasoning to suit your taste buds.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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