Got a bag of frozen peas collecting frost in the back of your freezer? Not for long! Naturally high in protein, iron, and B vitamins, these little legumes are packed with good-for-you nutrients and are easy to cook with, too. From a simple fried rice to an addictive dip, read on to see how we use these little green gems to liven up any meal.
Bon Appétit staffer Carey Polis calls the recipe for this addictive dip so easy she’s almost embarrassed to share it. Still, we’re glad she did, and after you blend up this frozen pea-based mix, you will be too.
We’re betting you already have everything you need to make this easy pea risotto from the BBC. Combining risotto, frozen peas, and a shaving of aged cheese, it makes for an effortless weeknight main.
Swap out the mayo-soaked pasta salad for this bright and zingy dish from Cooking Light. Shredded rotisserie chicken and frozen peas pack in the protein, while an herbaceous dressing loaded with fresh mint, parsley, and thyme make it as fresh as can be.
Craving takeout? Whip up this super-simple fried rice recipe from A Mindful Mom instead. Packed with fresh and frozen veggies, this dish can easily be adapted to add in chicken, shrimp, or even pineapple!
This recipe from Melissa Hemsley is one we keep in regular rotation whenever we have peas on hand. Bolstered with cannellini beans, fresh mint, and a squeeze of lemon, it’s tasty served either hot or cold.