Minty Peas & Onions

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “I have served this delicious side dish many times over the years. The original recipe came from one of my favorite community cookbooks,”Enough to Feed an Army.” I usually serve this as an accompaniment to lamb as the mint flavor blends quite nicely with lamb. If you are in a hurry, you can simply melt the butter in the pan and proceed wthout waiting for it to brown. Since mint plays a major role in this recipe, is it highly recommend that you stick with fresh rather than dried mint. Tip: I snip my mint leaves with kitchen shears.”


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or 1/2 cupmargarine
  • 20ouncesfrozen green peas, thawed
  • 1mediumonion, slivered
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonfresh ground black pepper
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1/3 cupfresh mint leaves, packed, thinly sliced
  • Directions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter or margarine over medium or medium-low heat.
  • Cook butter until nut brown in color-about 7 minutes (but don’t let burn- lower heat if necessary).
  • Add peas, onion slivers, salt, pepper, sugar, and mint leaves; cook until onion is wilted and transparent and peas are tender, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Variation: You may substitute some fresh tarragon and orange zest for the mint- measure to taste.
  • Reviews

  • “Heather, these peas are delightful!I love peas and could eat them anyway, anyhow.I’ve never had them with mint and I find this to be a refreshing change. I only added one small onion, however that was the only change I made. This recipe could easily be served to company.Wonderful peas, Heather!”

  • “I thought this was very good.I’ve been wanting to try the mint/pea combo for a while and this is a good basic recipe.I love peas and this was very tasty.I think that I would have rather used less onion, though- I felt it overwhelmed the pea and mint flavor a little.Good flavors, though and a very tasty side!Gotta love those peas.;)”