Peas are a classic dinner time favourite enjoyed all around the globe. We’re so excited to share our top ten pea recipes for you to try at home. Share your meals with us @PeaTenderometer on twitter!
(V) = Vegetarian; (Ve) = Vegan
Mum’s Homemade Mushy Peas (V)
This simple recipe easily made it to the top of the list. While I am a huge lover of regular peas, mushy peas never really appealed. That was until my mum served up a portion of her own homemade, creamy, delicious mushy peas. A fantastic side with fish and chips, these mushy peas are super simple to make and will be ready in minutes.
Ingredients: 400g frozen peas, 20g of butter, 3tsp double cream.
Method: Boil and drain the peas. Put them in a blender with the butter and cream and whizz to required consistency.
Mum’s Top Tips: Don’t completely puree in the blender, leave them more crushed. Add a hint of tartar or mint sauce for flavour. For a healthier recipe, replace butter with sunflower spread and the cream with Elmlea.
Classic Pea and Ham Soup
A quintessentially British dish, this healthy and filling lunch will warm your insides on those chilly winter days. Top Tip: Serve with mint or tarragon herbs; they partner excellently with peas and will add a dash of professionalism to your bowl. https://www.thespruceeats.com/green-pea-and-ham-soup-recipe-435248
Pea and New Potato Curry (Ve)
This colourful vegan and gluten free recipe feels like it comes straight from the India. It is spicy, satisfying and great for lunch or dinner. https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/new-potato-and-pea-curry-with-yellow-split-peas/
Pea and Bacon Pasties
Puff pastry filled with mascarpone, smoked bacon, peas and parmesan. What more could you want? These little snacks are excellent for parties and can be frozen to save for a later date. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipe/pea-bacon-pasties
Ricotta and Pea Toasts (V)
A timeless combination of creamy cheese and burst-in-your-mouth peas. Enjoy on larger slices of bread as a light supper, or baguette slices as a snack or starter. https://www.finecooking.com/recipe/ricotta-pea-toasts-crushed-coriander-mint
Pea Fritters (V)
These versatile and tasty pea fritters can be served with almost anything; a savoury breakfast, light lunch or part of a main meal. Top Tip: Serve with a dip such as yoghurt with lemon and herbs or smashed avocado salsa. https://www.healthylittlefoodies.com/pea-fritters
Chicken, Pea and Leek Pie
Fluffy potatoes, creamy chicken and deliciously sweet veg all baked into a steaming golden pie. This family favourite will fill your bellies and leave a smile on your face. https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/main-courses/chicken-pea-and-leek-pie
Creamy Pea Salad (Ve)
Another simple and healthy recipe fantastic for lunch or as a side, this salad is ready in under 20 minutes and brings so much colour to your plate. https://yupitsvegan.com/creamy-vegan-pea-salad/
Halloween Witches’ Brew: Pea and Bacon Chowder
A tasty treat all year round, but even better at Halloween! Excellent for kids’ parties. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/witches-brew-pea-bacon-chowder
Top Tip: Serve with these witches’ finger breadsticks for dipping. https://cooknourishbliss.com/2013/10/21/easy-witches-finger-breadsticks/
Christmas Peas in Blankets
Peas are a Christmas dinner must. Add a twist to pigs in blankets with this easy and fun recipe! https://www.birdseye.co.uk/recipes/pea-recipes/peas-in-blankets
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