YieldsMakes about 3/4 cup
AuthorHugo Matheson

This relish looks like guacamole, so the mild, fresh flavor of peas and mint is a surprise. Prep and Cook Time: about 25 minutes. Notes: You'll need about 1 lb. pea pods for 1 cup shelled peas. You can make the relish ahead and chill it for up to 2 hours.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Blanch peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 30 seconds, drain, and transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry.

Step 2
2

Whirl mint in a food processor to finely chop. Add peas, chile, olive oil, and lemon juice. Pulse until finely chopped. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2 tablespoons.

Ingredients

 1 cup fresh shelled peas (see Notes)
 2 tablespoons packed fresh mint leaves
 1 tablespoon chopped seeded fresh red or green Fresno or jalapeño chile
 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Step 1
1

Blanch peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 30 seconds, drain, and transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry.

Step 2
2

Whirl mint in a food processor to finely chop. Add peas, chile, olive oil, and lemon juice. Pulse until finely chopped. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2 tablespoons.

Pea and Mint Relish