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Lemony Green-Pea Snack

This bright snack makes the most of fresh green peas.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 1997


  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 lemon, cut into eight wedges
  • 4 cups (10 ounces) fresh whole green peas (in pods)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Place 1/2 cup of water and the salt in a large skillet. Squeeze juice from each lemon wedge into the pan, adding the used lemons as well. Bring water to a simmer over high heat, add the peas, and cover. Simmer until the peas are bright green, about 1 minute.

  2. Remove the lid from the skillet, and continue to simmer 1 to 2 minutes until almost all the water has evaporated. Add the olive oil and garlic, and salt and pepper to taste; mix well to combine. Cook, stirring often, over high heat until the peas are completely cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove the skillet from heat.

  3. Add mint, and toss to combine. Transfer peas to a serving platter, and serve warm.

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