Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Peas with mint dressing

Lori asked for my recipe for peas with mint dressing. I confess it's ridiculously simple.

I chop fresh mint leaves -- probably a dozen or so? -- very fine. I mix them with about 2T of olive oil, a tsp of sugar, a tsp or so of salt, and a 1/2 tsp or so of black pepper. I let the mint mixture sit out for 30 minutes (or longer), then toss with the hot peas in the serving dish. It's very subtle, but I like the little extra zing it gives the peas.

When I was making it, my mom said "Your father doesn't like mint, so just don't tell him." He ate them and commented how delicious they were! LOL!

ETA: I added these peas cold, to a serving of cold couscous and had it for lunch today. I could taste more of the mint today - either because it's been sitting longer, or because it was cold, or maybe a little of both? YUMMY! And, did you know that peas are actually a legume and are high in protein?

1 comment:

  1. Oh yummy! Thanks, Melanie. We'll try it this week. We have fresh peas in the garden and I was wondering what to do with them. :o)



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