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,