Mint Peas Recipe
Mint Peas Recipe
This Mint Peas Recipe is not only tasty; it is actually good for you. Before we get to the recipe, we will discuss the health benefits of mint as well as the nutrition of peas.
Health Benefits of Mint
It is advised to use fresh mint leaves to receive any health benefits from the mint. Some of the benefits of mint leaves include the treatment for IBS or even allergies. Some have been using the mint herb to treat bad breath and also for nausea. I have even read of people who have many other uses of mint. Such as helping to improve brain function and to reduce stress. As you can see, mint is not only a wonderful addition to a recipe, but it also appears to have many health benefits as well
Let’s start with the most common question regarding green peas. Are peas a vegetable? Peas are a legume. This type of food, legume, is from specific plants that grow pods. Legumes are low in fat and high in protein. How much protein in peas, you ask? One cup of peas has about 8 grams of protein. What about fiber in peas? How much fiber do peas have? Peas have about 8 grams of fiber per 8 ounces.
As per http://www.totalhealthinstitute.com, “Mint leaves have been found to contain beta carotene, calcium, chromium, iron, fiber, folate, folic acid, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin and vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, and zinc.” As you can see, it’s chock full of vitamins and is high in protein.
So enough with the health lesson for peas and mint. Let’s dive into the reason you came to this post, to begin with
Our Peas Recipe. Which, by the way, has only three ingredients. You really cannot get any simpler than that. This is a great side dish to accompany any vegetarian or vegan recipe.
Mint Peas Recipe Ingredients
- Peas – 10 Ounces, Frozen
- Fresh Mint – ¼ cup – Then Finely Chop
- Olive Oil – One Tablespoon
Prepare the Mint Peas Recipe
- Heat the olive oil on a medium flame.
- Once heated, reduce the heat to low.
- Now add the frozen peas and stir.
- Wash and remove the mint from the stems.
- Pack the leaves into a ¼ cup.
- Once you have the ¼ cup of fresh mint leaves, chop.
- Now add to the chopped mint leaves.
- Cook until heated through and the mint leaves have wilted.
- Serve hot.
For another side dish recipe visit our Cajun Corn Recipe.