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Spring Peas with Mint

For the best results, choose sugar snap peas with plump, smooth-looking pods and a bright green color; select English peas in crisp, brittle pods for shelling.

  • Servings: 4
Spring Peas with Mint

Photography: David E. Steele

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May Spring 2008


  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 8 ounces shelled fresh peas
  • 1/4 cup sliced spring onion
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Add shelled peas to boiling water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Immediately transfer to ice-water bath until cooled; drain. Set aside.

  2. Add sugar snap peas to boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to ice-water bath until cooled. Drain and set aside.

  3. Heat butter and oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened. Add both peas and stir until heated through and well combined. Season with salt and pepper; stir in mint. Serve immediately.

Reviews (3)

  • Sarah Laree 3 May, 2014

    Delicious recipe. The mint layers perfectly with the peas and onion, but is a surprising twist. It's fun to make in spring when all the ingredients are just starting to appear at the farmer's market.

  • JOHN LEWIS 25 Jun, 2013

    This is a very good recipe. The ingredients that you have mentioned help me cook it so deliciously. This can be done within minutes as it helps us save our time too. I think onion is the main attraction in this here

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