Fresh Spring Peas With Butter Lettuce and Dill

A fresh spring salad, perfect for serving alongside roast lamb at your Easter celebration
Fresh Spring Peas

Photo Modified: Flickr / Mike Licht / CC BY 4.0

This bright green salad is best made with fresh spring peas. It’s perfect eaten with crunchy bread or served alongside roast meats.

This recipe is courtesy of Olive Oil and Lemons.

4
Servings
99
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, peeled and cut into rings
  • 2 Cups freshly shelled peas
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 small head butter lettuce, leaves cut into thick ribbons
  • Handful fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Handful of microgreens, for garnish

Directions

Melt the butter in a medium sized skillet. Add the shallot rings and cook for a couple of minutes, until softened but not browned.

Add the peas and cook until they glisten with butter, approximately 1-2 minutes.

Pour in the stock and cook for 1 more minute, until the peas are cooked, but still retain some bite.

Add the lettuce to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lettuce wilts and the liquid has evaporated. There should be just enough liquid left to cover everything in a light glaze. If everything is cooked before the liquid has evaporated, remove the peas and lettuce, and continue to cook the butter and stock to a glaze, before pouring it over the peas.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the dill.

Serve immediately, sprinkled with a handful of microgreens.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
51mg
68%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
68µg
17%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
68mg
10%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
95mg
6%
Water
110g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.