12 ways with fresh peas

Savor the taste of spring in these fresh, seasonal dishes

Fresh Peas with Mint and Green Onions

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Stephanie Dean

Fresh Peas with Mint and Green Onions

Fresh peas cook as quickly as frozen so enjoy them all season long. Here we pair them with mint, a classic combo.

Recipe: Fresh Peas with Mint and Green Onions

Ravioli with Snap Peas, Pea Shoots, and Minty Pea Shoot Pesto

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Stephanie Dean

Ravioli with Snap Peas, Pea Shoots, and Minty Pea Shoot Pesto

More peas, please! This pea-laden dinner utilizes all things pea, plus it is super-fast to put together.

Recipe: Ravioli with Snap Peas, Pea Shoots, and MInty Pea Pesto

Snap Pea Minestrone with Poached Eggs

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Snap Pea Minestrone with Poached Eggs

This lovely soup is practically spring in a bowl. To make it heartier, scatter quartered cherry tomatoes and croutons on top.

Recipe: Snap Pea Minestrone with Poached Eggs 

Lemon Ricotta Risotto with Asparagus, Peas, and Prosciutto

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Lemon Ricotta Risotto with Asparagus, Peas, and Prosciutto

This risotto is a lot more lemony than you might expect, so get ready for some bracing tang along with the rich cheeses.

Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Risotto with Asparagus, Peas, and Prosciutto 

Asian seafood stir-fry

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; styling by Randy Mon

Scallop and Snow Pea Stir-fry

Tender scallops and crunchy snow peas take a quick turn in the wok before mixing with piles of noodles in this lightning quick one-pot meal.

Recipe: Scallop and Snow Pea Stir-fry

Lamb Burgers with Pea and Mint Relish

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Lamb Burgers with Pea and Mint Relish

Anyone can have a simple hamburger, but with a recipe like this one, the question is why? Grilled bread and a pea and mint relish enhance the juicy lamb.

Recipe: Lamb Burgers with Pea and Mint Relish

Icebox Salad

Photo by Leo Gong

Icebox Salad

Believe it or not, this salad improves after a few hours in the refrigerator. The dressing works its way into the peas, cucumbers, and radishes, the flavors meld, and the vegetables become sweeter.

Recipe: Icebox Salad 

Risi e Bisi

Photo by Leo Gong

Risi e Bisi

Reader Angela Brassinga often makes this dish with leftover cooked rice. "I love to serve it with grilled chicken," she says.

Recipe: Risi e Bisi

Pea, Tarragon, and Ricotta Pasta

Photo by Leo Gong; written by Amy Machnak

Pea, Tarragon, and Ricotta Pasta

Fresh peas and tarragon are symbols of springtime. They also work great together in this creamy ricotta-based pasta.

Recipe: Pea, Tarragon, and Ricotta Pasta 

Peas and Potatoes with Bay Leaves and Black Pepper

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Margo True

Peas and Potatoes with Bay Leaves and Black Pepper

Right before serving, grind fresh pepper straight into the serving bowl—you want that spicy burst mingling with the sweet smell of melting butter.

Recipe: Peas and Potatoes with Bay Leaves and Black Pepper

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

Minty oil and toasted almonds highlight the sweet taste of peas in this soup. It’s especially good with fresh peas from your garden, but still delicious with pre-shelled ones from the store.

Recipe: Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

Spring Bounty Potato Salad

Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Spring Bounty Potato Salad

Meet your new picnic staple: a potato salad classic enough to satisfy purists, but with onions, peas, and tarragon for fresh flavor and pretty hits of green.

Recipe: Spring Bounty Potato Salad

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