Quick and Easy “Throw it Together” Minted Peas

a plate ofminted peas garnished with sprigs of fresh mint


Minted peas? I don’t know about that…

Although it may not seem appetizing at first, fresh peas sauteed in mint, butter and garlic is quite a heavenly vegetable dish.  I’m quite a fan of minted peas myself and can not fathom a plate of fish and chips without them.


How this recipe came about

Being that half of my household is British, every Friday is fish and chips night.  I make the batter in the afternoon and get the fish ready.  My husband busies himself by making the chips from scratch and frying everything to a beautiful, golden crisp.

However, being a person who loves vegetables, I always insist that we have something green (or at least greenish) with our fried food.  Not a big deal, right?  It’s just another side dish.  Oh man, I wish it were ‘no big deal’.

Instead, it’s ‘What? I’m busying deep frying everything in sight!  I can’t be bothered faffing around with another dish!’.  Now, I’m not certain if he gives this argument because he doesn’t want to eat vegetables or because he genuinely doesn’t want to deal with the ‘faff’.  So, I made it easy for him: just cook this until the liquid has evaporated.  That’s it.  Easy.  Foolproof.


How easy are these ‘Foolproof minted peas????’

You don’t have to wash, dry and cut up fresh mint.  You don’t have to wash and shuck the peas  You don’t have to wait for the butter to take on the flavor of the scallions, shallots or garlic.  You don’t have to keep a watchful eye and constantly stir.  Just put it on the stove and let cook until almost dry.  Simple.  Finish it at the end with some malt vinegar and you’re done.

So if you’re busy cooking and need a quick veggie side dish, or if you are just new to cooking and need a simple and easy recipe, try this minted peas recipe out.  You’ll be happy you made this tasty side dish.


a plate of minted peas garnished with sprigs of fresh mint



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a plate of peas garnished with sprigs of fresh mint

Quick and Easy “Throw it Together” Minted Peas

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  Minted peas are a classic and heavenly vegetable side dish of peas cooked with butter, garlic and mint. A British classic made foolproof.   #healthyrecipes #peas #easyrecipes #veggies


  • 1 mug of frozen peas
  • 1 mug of water
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • pat of butter
  • pinch of salt
  • a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp malt vinegar


  1. In a small saucepan, combine peas, water, garlic, mint, butter, salt and pepper together.
  2. Heat on medium-high flame until the majority of the liquid has been boiled off then switch to low heat and continue cooking until water has evaporated.
  3. Take off heat and add 2 tsp malt vinegar, stir and serve!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Vegetable, Sides
  • Method: simmering
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: peas, minty peas, easy recipes, sides, vegetables

a plate of peas garnished with sprigs of fresh mint


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Red Cabbage Sautéed in Red Wine, Garlic and Thyme


Author: Natasha

I'm just a busy expat mom who has a psychological need to feed people. I enjoy learning about new cultures, (especially the food) and enjoy experimenting with new ingredients and spices

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