8 Ways to Get Your Peas

May 28, 2014

“Eat your peas!” your parents probably scolded you when you were a child. Peas were always the trickiest vegetable to avoid, given their small size and the way they snuck in among tasty items, like noodles and chicken. Nothing was safe.

But it’s high time to give peas a chance. Though the flavorful little seeds are often used as a side, peas can also handle the spotlight as the main dish. And if you ever figure out an efficient technique for eating peas with a fork, please share your magical ways with us.

Pasta with Spring Vegetables, Bathed in Cream by Marian Bull

Pasta with Spring Vegetables, Bathed in Cream

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Milk Peas by Amanda Hesser

Milk Peas


Seared Seafood Scallops with Gingered Pea Purée and Cilantro Gremolata by TasteFood

Scallops and Pea Puree


Justin Burdett's Chilled English Pea Soup with Garlic Cream & Pickled Ramps by Genius Foods

Pea Soup


Pickled Peas by Kitchen Butterfly

Pickled Peas


Aristotelian Rice and Peas, or the Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts by Nicolas

Rice and Peas


Petite Pea Omelet with Mint and Mascarpone by WinnieAb

Pea Omelet


Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger and Lime by thechocolatefig

Pea Guac

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  • ATG117
  • Liz B. @ UMAMI LIFE
    Liz B. @ UMAMI LIFE
I put chocolate chips in 95% of the things I make and am a strong proponent for lunch dessert.


ATG117 May 28, 2014
What am I doing wrong that I can never get my peas smooth when pureed? The result aways has an unpleasant texture due to the outer layer of the pea (Not the peapod, just the pea itself).
Liz B. May 28, 2014
Milk peas?! What a great idea! I'm definitely going to try that out with some noodles! - a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired.