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12 Ways to Use Fresh Peas


This unconventional twist on salad will have you tossing lettuce into the saute pan on the stove!

9. Pea & Green Garlic Salad


  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 Stalks green garlic, tough parts trimmed & sliced into thin rounds
  • Coarse Salt & Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cups fresh peas
  • 2 Small heads butter lettuce, washed & torn into pieces

1. In a medium sauté pan over low heat, melt half of the butter. Stir in green garlic, a pinch of salt, and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. It’s ready when the green garlic is fragrant and tender, but haven’t gotten any color. Stir in peas and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until the peas are tender. Stir in remaining butter and lettuce and immediately remove from heat. Gently toss the salad until the lettuce has wilted and the butter has melted. If it seems too dry, add a tablespoon or so of water. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Credit: Andrea Reusing via Serious Eats.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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1:45PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thanks for the ideas

12:18AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Love peas.

9:15AM PDT on May 16, 2013

Peas are healthy foods and I always add some spicy ingredients and potato to it in cooking. Wow, your post is awesome and impressive. I love to stick to healthy foods.Thank you for sharing.

8:34PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Svež grašak. Obrok pun zdravlja.

12:40PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

I Love peas too mmm thank You

11:34AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Wow, thanks for the recipes! Loved the pesto :-)

10:42AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Going to try the pest and Indonesian Rice Bowl. thanks!

7:59AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013


7:15AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

So good..

7:10AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Good recipes,thanks for sharing

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