Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 Minted Peas with Green Onions

This recipe is 
*Vegan *Lactose Free *No Sugar Added *Grain Free 
100% Delicious

Peas are a wonderful spring time vegetable and taste even fresher paired with mint leaves. This recipe is super easy and quick, making it a perfect side for any week night meal. 

Servings: 2
Cook: 15 min.
Expert level: Easy
1 cups frozen organic green peas
1/2 tbs organic unrefined coconut oil
2-3 green onions, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
sea salt and organic black pepper to taste
roughly 6 mint leaves

Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut Oil

There are many options when looking for coconut oil, and almost everyday I have someone ask how to pick one that is high quality. Here are a couple of key words that I think are important to look for on the label. First off, make sure the coconut oil is organic. Secondly, it is important that the coconut oil is "unrefined", this could also be labeled as "virgin" or "extra virgin".  During the refining process of coconut oil, many of the vital nutrients are removed. It is important to note that unrefined coconut oil is not suitable for extremely high heats. 

In a skillet, melt coconut oil over medium heat. 

Add chopped green onions and cook until soft

Add frozen peas along with salt and pepper to taste. Stir frequently and cook for around 3 minutes. It is important not to overcook. Peas should have a nice "pop" when eaten, not be mushy. 

 Remove peas from heat and top with chopped fresh mint leaves. 

Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Recipe adapted from The Good Housekeeping Step by Step Cookbook "Sauteed Peas with Green Onions"

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