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Minty Peas and Onions

Mother could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. —Santa D'Addario, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint or 2 teaspoons dried mint


  • In a large skillet, saute onions and red pepper in oil until onions just begin to soften. Add peas; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Stir in mint and cook for 1 minute.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 134 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • KristineChayes
    Jul 23, 2020

    I served this last month for a backyard BBQ party and my guests loved it. I used Vidalia onions, and fresh mint from my herb garden. Quick and easy, and a delicious change from plain peas.

  • linolson
    Aug 27, 2011

    We also cut this recipe in half and still had plenty left over. Fortunately I had a Vadalia sweet onion and just enough mint left on my plant to use fresh. It was wonderful. Easy to make, good enough for both family and company meals.

  • bburke2k10gb
    May 26, 2011

    Simply delightful fresh-tasting side dish to serve with many entrees. We cut recipe in half to serve 4, but it makes a colorful presentation worthy of guests. We grow fresh mint on our patio, but dried should be fine, too. Easy, tasty, healthy - expect even kids to love it!

  • Isolda
    Jun 2, 2010

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