Nothing is better than fresh spring peas! Check out tips on choosing, storing and preparing peas below:
Choose firm, bright green, medium-sized pods with no signs of decay or wilting.
Refrigerate peas in a perforated plastic bag for 3-5 days. Shell peas immediately before using.
10 Ways to Prepare Peas
Quick One-Dish Meal. Need dinner in a hurry? Try this great one-dish meal:
Green peas, Potatoes, and Ham
Add a Little Color. Brighten up soups, stews and casseroles with colorful peas.
Peas & Almonds. Use green peas to make Peas Almondine: Add sautéed onion and if desired, mushrooms to cooked peas. Saute slivered almonds in a small amount of olive oil until browned and add to veggies.
A Perfect Rice Pilaf. Stir peas into cooked rice or barley to make a pilaf.
Season with herbs.
Use as a Fat Substitute. Substitute mashed peas for half of the avocado in guacamole to
decrease the fat content.
Stir Fry. Add frozen or canned peas to a stir-fry at the end.
A Tangy Combination. Combine cooked peas, diced onion, and pimento and toss with
some poppy seed dressing.
Liven up a Lifeless Salad. Liven up your mixed green salad with some peas
along with other veggies.
Pasta & Peas! Include peas in your Pasta Primavera, or try this delicious Peasy Pasta.
Add to Salad. Add peas to potato salad, pasta salad and chicken or tuna salad.