Cooking with Peas

Fresh peas are the star of these healthy and tasty recipes.

Healthy Recipes with Peas

Photo: John Autry

Healthy Recipes with Peas

Peas are lovely additions to salads, stir-fries, pizzas, soups, and more. Use snow, snap, and shelling peas in a variety of tasty dishes that will have every member of your family asking you to "Pass the peas, please!"

First up is Lemony Snap Peas. Sugar snap peas are a spring favorite and can be eaten whole, pod and all. Harvest when the pods are tender and the peas are still tiny. This recipe makes the most of the peas’ natural sugars. Cook for just a blink in boiling water, and serve with this citrusy Dijon dressing.

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Fresh Pea and Garlic Gazpacho

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Fresh Pea and Garlic Gazpacho

Nothing denotes spring better than freshly shelled green peas. Sweet, crisp, and light years different from anything in the frozen food aisle, shelled English peas are a garden treasure to behold. If you can avoid eating them all on the spot in your garden, try this extremely fresh, bright, light gazpacho.

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Sautéed Snow Peas and Peppers

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Sautéed Snow Peas and Peppers

For an easy side that's ready in less than 15 minutes, try this pea and pepper combination. Only 3 ingredients are needed to enhance the fresh flavors of snow peas and red bell pepper.

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Spring Vegetable Penne with Lemon-Cream Sauce

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Spring Vegetable Penne with Lemon-Cream Sauce

If you can find them, use shelled fresh English peas instead of frozen.

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Mussels with Peas and Mint

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Mussels with Peas and Mint

Farmed mussels are a sustainable choice. If you can't find fresh peas, use frozen.

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Spring Garden Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

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Spring Garden Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

Hit up the farmers' market for the freshest spring veggies. You can also try the dish with shrimp, salmon, or pork in place of chicken.

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Artichoke and Pea Sauté

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Artichoke and Pea Sauté

Get a jump on the season with reliable freezer staples—artichokes and english peas—and turn out a supersimple, delicious, spring-inspired dish.

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Veggie and Tofu Stir-Fry

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Veggie and Tofu Stir-Fry

This dish gives you that delicious seared, slightly smoky taste that you enjoy in a good Chinese restaurant but are the results from your own wok.

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Old Fashioned Chicken Potpie

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Old Fashioned Chicken Potpie

Sometimes you just want pure, homey comfort. Our version hits all the flaky, creamy, potato-rich notes of the classic but is much lighter in calories and sodium.

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Barbecue Salmon and Snap Pea Slaw

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Barbecue Salmon and Snap Pea Slaw

Crisp sugar snap peas, radishes, and shallots combine for a beautiful side salad and an interesting twist on slaw.

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