Sweet & succulent peas are not only the epitome of springtime they are also a nutrition powerhouse. It is said that eating peas can improve heart health, protect your eyes and help meet daily iron needs.
The recipe below features one of my favorite food combinations; sweet peas with mint. The shaved pecorino adds a hint of nuts to the flavor profile, but don't hesitate to substitute with another cheese like goat, feta or even blue. Serve alongside your preferred cut of meat for a quick hassle-free meal.
2 cups water
1 cup shelled green peas (frozen is fine)
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup shaved fresh pecorino cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add peas; cook 1-2 minute and drain.
Combine peas and mint in a skillet over low heat. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper; toss to coat and allow it to heat through. Remove from pan and sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.