minted baby peas

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mintedpeas

Hello, Lovelies! Here’s another yummy, easy way to use up some of that fresh mint that’s taking over your garden. I’ve been using ours to make: FRESH MINT TEA, HERBAL SIMPLE SYRUP, CARROT SALAD, REFRESHING SUMMER TEA SANDWICHES, WATERMELON & GREEN TEA FRESCA, WINE SLUSHIES, TABBOULEH SALAD, MELON WITH MINT, HEALTHY POTATO SALAD WITH YOGURT & MINT, and MINT JULEPS. Fresh mint sprigs make a beautiful, fragrant garnish for fruit pizzas, iced tea, lemonade, summer cocktails and fruity desserts!

And…one of my all time favorite ways to use my fresh garden mint… THESE delicious, minted peas. I’ve been making these for years. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. We had some last week with delicious, grilled steaks and baked potatoes. They’re also a lovely accompaniment to grilled fish and my husband’s recipe for BBQ BEEF.

4 cups fresh or frozen baby peas

4 to 6 Tablespoons softened, unsalted butter (no substitutes)

1 large handful fresh mint leaves, chopped very fine

1 large handful fresh, flat leaf parsley, chopped very fine

2 teaspoons creamy horseradish

sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Steam peas until bright green and tender. Don’t over-cook. Place peas in a medium bowl and toss with the rest of the ingredients. Serve immediately with your favorite summer fare!

XO,

~Melissa

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  6 comments for “minted baby peas

  1. August 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    This dish looks fantastic. I cannot wait to try it out! Always something good cooking in your kitchen.

    • Melissa
      August 14, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      thank you, Lovely! You always say the sweetest things! XOXOX ~Melissa

  2. August 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    This certainly takes the humble pea to a whole new level, YUM!

    • Melissa
      August 14, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      thanks so much! 🙂 enjoy! xo

  3. August 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    meeeweesah! Making these tonight, but you just know I’m gonna add my Boho touch!! I think you’ll approve! xoxo

    • Melissa
      August 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Awesome, Alweeeeeee!!!!! 🙂 thanks for letting me know! Can’t wait to see your Boho “twist.” XOXOXO

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