Peas with Bacon Vinaigrette

Photo: Con Poulos

The natural sweetness of peas pairs perfectly with salty bacon and fresh mint for a side that the whole family will love.


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces

  • 2 small shallots, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen peas, thawed

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped


  1. Heat a skillet over medium. Add bacon and cook until bacon starts to crisp, 6 minutes. Add shallots to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent and starting to brown, 6 minutes.

  2. Add vinegar and stir to combine. Add peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Top with mint leaves.

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