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!
- 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
- 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.
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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?