Mint Pea Mash

My favorite new side dish, especially when you need something quick! We don’t always think of peas as being a nutrition powerhouse but new studies have shown that they are full of a unique assortment of health-protective phytonutrients. One of these phytonutrients–a polyphenol called coumestrol–is thought to offer protection from stomach cancer.  Peas are also a great source of key antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.

This dish couldn’t be simpler, but feels like comfort food to me.  I paired it with steamed mashed cauliflower (I actually ended up mashing them together just slightly) and the boys loved it too.

Mint Pea Mash

2 T olive oil

1 minced onion

1 handful fresh mint leaves, chopped

1 lb frozen peas

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan.  Add onion, cook for about a minute.  Add mint and frozen peas.  Cover and let steam for 5-10 minutes on medium low.  Add sea salt and pepper to taste.  YUM!

 

Peas and greens,

Melissa

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