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Recipe For Spring Peas With Mint

Give Peas a Chance! Try 'Em in a Fresh Mint Salad

Before you shun certain fruits and vegetables for life, sample them at their peak and see if you feel the same way. Although I grew up swearing off tomatoes, all it took was a locally grown heirloom variety, plucked from the vine that very Summer morning, that convinced me that I did enjoy fresh tomatoes.

Sworn foes of the pea, I challenge you to do the same. Don't like the overly sweet, baby food-like consistency of frozen peas? You're allowed to write them off altogether — but only after you've tried a bowl of in-season, freshly shelled peas and are certain you can't appreciate the toothsome snap that comes with every bite.

Shell sweet, delicate English peas and toss them lightly with a bit of olive oil, vinegar, onion, and torn mint for a classic preparation. See if you'll become an unexpected convert when you read more.

Spring Peas with Mint

Spring Peas with Mint

Recipe for Spring Peas with Mint 2011-04-12 12:05:13

Ingredients

  1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  3. 2 cups fresh baby peas or thawed frozen baby green peas
  4. 1/2 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  5. 1 cup loosely packed mint, torn
  6. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk the olive oil with the vinegar. Add the peas, red onion and mint and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer to a platter and serve.

Serves 6.

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