This minty peas recipe is the perfect side dish for any meal. Sweet and savory with just a hint of mint, it’s the perfect balance of flavor!
Mint is one of the first herbs to come back to life in my garden after a long, cold winter. I love when the snow starts to melt and I see these beautiful green leaves peeking through the snow and brush!!
Mint is super easy to grow and I think it is totally underutilized. Mint is a great compliment to sweet/savory flavors like peas! I also love it with pork, lamb, and potatoes.
Don’t worry – it won’t taste like you took a bite of food after chewing gum. Ha! It really adds a great flavor and compliments the other flavors just enough. It’s not too minty!
If you aren’t a huge onion fan, you can leave them out but I really love the extra sweetness the purple onions add to the peas and mint.
These minted peas are the perfect side dish for your Easter table! Mint and peas are classic spring veggies and some of the first to come up in the spring. I love serving a very seasonal meal at Easter, it always reminds me even more of the reason behind the holiday – new beginnings made possible by my Savior.
Easter and Christmas are tied holiday’s in my book – I can’t decide which one I love more! Between the gloom of winter melting away, new baby animals on the farm, and all the plants coming back to life it truly fills me with life!
I love this sermon about Easter Sunday and the beautiful message of hope it brings to me every time I listen to it. I’m a little excited for spring and all things Easter this year if you couldn’t tell! It’s been one heck of a winter.
And I’m also just so ready for my own new baby to be here. He will arrive just in time to celebrate his first Easter! Couldn’t be more perfect timing.
Looking for more Easter inspired dishes?
Minty Peas Recipe
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup purple onion sliced
- 12 ounces frozen peas one small bag, this can vary by a few ounces
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon mint fresh, minced
- In a medium skillet, melt butter.
- Add onions and cook until translucent.
- Add peas, water, salt, and pepper.
- Simmer until peas are tender and water is almost all evaporated, about 5 minutes.
- Add mint and stir to combine.