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Peas, Leeks & Onions

Peas, Leeks & Onions

A fresh and light combination of sauteed onions, leeks and peas is one that is guaranteed to add a nice touch of green to your plate. A healthy side dish, packed with simple ingredients, delicious flavour, with an additional bonus of an astonishing amount of natural protein in the peas!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins


  • 545 g petit pois or garden peas, frozen
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt or pink Himalayan
  • Herbamare 
  • white pepper


  • Fill a large bowl with the frozen peas, then cover with boiling water and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Afterwards, drain and rinse under cold running water.
  • In a large non-stick frying pan, add the olive oil together with the onions and sauté until soft and translucent for about 5 minutes over a gentle heat. Season with sea salt, Herbamare and a touch of white pepper. Then, add the leeks and spring onions and cook for a further 5 minutes - be careful not to burn the leeks.
  • Add the peas to the sauteed onions and leeks and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring continuously. Season further to taste and then the dish is ready to serve.
  • Enjoy! 
  • When making thisrecipe, I’d LOVE to see how you get on so either send me a photo to or post a picture to Instagram using the #myrelationshipwithfood and tag @myrelationshipwithfood


LISA’S TIP – I love when I have leftovers of this side dish, I either scatter them over a salad or if I have some cooked grains in the fridge, such as quinoa, it’s great to stir into that too. It’s also great to add to a frittata – that’s weekday lunch sorted! Peas are high in fiber and low in fat and they contain no cholesterol. Plus, they’re a good source of vegetable protein. Did you know that a 100-calorie serving (about 3/4 cup) has more protein than ¼ cup of almonds or 1 tbsp. of peanut butter?
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