Feeling lazy? Looking for a tasty side dish that won’t take that long to make? Then I’ve got a dish for you!

This recipe took me fifteen minutes, tops, including the time it took to chop up the mint.  Perfect for hot summer days, and especially with all of these coming into season!  (Personally, I just got back this morning from purchasing plants and herbs for my fire escape garden, and soon enough, I’ll have my own mint to use instead of having to get it from the grocery store – the fresh stuff isn’t quite in season yet here.  Plus, with the sugar snap peas that will inevitably be coming to the market? Mmmm.)

Minted Peas
Lasts appx 6 meals as a side

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs peas (or, in my case, a 16 oz package frozen peas)
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 – 2 T chopped fresh mint (no real way to gauge how many leaves in a T accurately, I just bought a small pack at the grocery store and chopped all that up, will get back to you on that when my mint plant is ready to be harvested)
  • dash salt and pepper

This recipe can be done in four steps.

-Melt your butter.
-While your butter is melting, chop up your mint.
-Once the butter is melted, add your peas and cook for 2-3 mins, until just barely cooked through. Add a few more minutes if you’re using frozen peas and you haven’t thawed them.
-Once your peas are done, put them in your storage container/serving dish, add the mint, salt, and pepper, and toss.

Cheap, quick, and awesome, and especially good in the summer here.

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