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Pea Pods with Onion

This simple side from Heather Sauter of Silver Spring, Maryland is a welcome alternative to green beans, and the pea pods look so pretty tossed with chopped onion. "This dish is a snap to make and tastes like a million bucks," Heather assures.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh pea pods
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the pea pods and water in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and cook on high for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook onion in 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat until crisp-tender.
  • Drain peas; add to onion mixture. Add salt, pepper and remaining butter; toss to coat. Cook and stir until heated through.

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  • Marion
    Feb 13, 2021

    Delicious and simple. I used half the butter and added garlic, soy sauce and a little sriracha sauce.

  • Ebelleboo2
    Feb 9, 2016

    This recipe is good for a starter but I added 2T soy sauce, 2 garlic cloves, chopped, 1 tsp powdered ginger, and crushed pepper. Sometimes that is all I'll eat for lunch. Delicious and still easy!