Minted Peas

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Tired of just peas and butter? The mint and lemon zest give these peas a flavor boost.


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 thinly sliced scallions

  • 10 ounces thawed frozen peas

  • ¾ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • cup finely chopped fresh mint.

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-low heat. Add 2 thinly sliced scallions (below); cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add 3 packages (10 ounces each) thawed frozen peas, 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until peas are tender and heated through, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint, 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons butter; swirl pan until butter is creamy, 1 minute more.

Cook's Notes

Cutting Scallions: Trim root end of scallions. Thinly slice white and light-green parts crosswise.

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