Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."
-Socrates, Philosopher

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is the most wonderful side dish. If you can find fresh peas in the market, purchase them and eat them with the next meal. The freshness of the mint and peas with just a hint of sweet honey is delightful. All of this with tons of fiber, lots of Vitamin C and Vitamin A in a serving of lovely legumes.

Frozen Peas

The first time I had fresh peas I almost cried they were so good. But peas are not one of those vegetables that are widely available or available year round. I am not fond of canned peas. I find them to be softer and less fresh tasting than frozen peas. They usually contain much more salt as well.

4 ounces frozen peas = 87 calories, <1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 6g protein, 15g carbohydrates, 127mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


Minted Peas

Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces peas

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

3 cups water
8 ounces fresh peas (or frozen if need be)
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp honey
1 tsp fresh mint leaves (or 1/4 tsp. dried)
1/8 tsp salt

If you are using fresh peas, pick over them and discard any brown ones. If you are using frozen, thaw them in a strainer under cool water.

Place the water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the peas and cook for 8 minutes. (If using frozen peas cook only for about 3 minutes.)

While the peas are cooking place the spread, honey, mint and salt in a small mixing bowl.

After the peas have cooked strain them and add to the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Toss using a spoon or rubber spatula.

Serve as soon as the peas are well blended with the other ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces peas

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 155 Calories from Fat 50
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 2g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
    Sugars 12g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 61% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 31 mcg Potassium 176 mg
Magnesium 28 mg