Our best healthy pea recipes

Looking for a new way to enjoy fresh, summer peas? Try one of our best healthy pea recipes

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Snow Peas with Apples and Ginger

Slices of firm apple, briefly stir-fried, have the same crunch as water chestnuts, so they partner well with crisp, fresh snow peas and spicy ginger.

Get the recipe: Snow Peas with Apples and Ginger

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Sesame Stir-Fried Asparagus and Peas

When asparagus is in season, run to the nearest grocery store and buy a big bunch. Cook it quickly and lightly. Stir-frying asparagus, rather than boiling it, preserves the water-soluble vitamins, including folate. Sesame stir-fried asparagus and peas is an exotic way to serve this delicious vegetable.

Get the recipe: Sesame Stir-Fried Asparagus and Peas

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Lemony Sugar Snap Peas

The very essence of summer, emerald-green sugar snap peas are so tender you can eat them pods and all. These lemony sugar snap peas shine in a simple stir-fry accented with shallots and garlic.

Get the recipe: Lemony Sugar Snap Peas

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Pea Curry with Indian Paneer

Paneer is an Indian cheese, similar to ricotta but drier. It is often combined with peas in a curry. This delicious version uses homemade paneer, which is simple to make. The cheese is also high in protein, making it a useful meat substitute in vegetarian meals. Serve the curry with basmati rice and steamed fresh carrots for colour.

Get the recipe: Pea Curry with Indian Paneer

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Black-Eyed Pea and Walnut Lettuce Wraps

Fibre-rich black-eyed peas and walnuts make this a very satisfying and nutrient-dense salad.

Get the recipe: Black-Eyed Pea and Walnut Lettuce Wraps

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Salmon Salad with Peas and Dill

High in protein and in flavour, this salmon salad is a refreshing take on fish and peas.

Get the recipe: Salmon Salad with Peas and Dill

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Mushroom and Cheese Macaroni

Introduce vegetables to old favourites for healthy family meals. This well-loved macaroni dish is delicious with mushrooms, peas and red pepper added. Using a small amount of powerful blue vein cheese adds flavour, but not too much fat.

Get the recipe: Mushroom and Cheese Macaroni


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