Minted Fresh Peas And Beans
So sweet and tender these fresh spring peas are exquisite. Try and use fresh peas and beans if possible. Serve with sliced smoked chicken breast topped with tzatziki dressing.
3 Cups Fresh or Frozen Peas
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen French Cut Green Beans
¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
8 Fresh Mint Leaves (Divided)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper To Taste
Cook peas and green beans in salted boiling water with half of mint leaves for 15 minutes until tender. If you are using frozen peas and beans, the cooking time may vary. Drain peas and beans and throw away mint leaves. In a medium-size sauté pan over a medium heat, add olive oil. Add peas and beans. Stir well. Turn heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 minutes. Add remaining mint leaves and stir. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and transfer to serving bowl. Serves 4 to 6.
© Victoria Hart Glavin