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Fresh Peas and Mint Cilantro Vinaigrette

Fresh Peas + Mint Cilantro Vinaigrette

Fresh peas were not on my seasonal eating hit-list. Heirloom tomatoes and asparagus have always won my heart over peas. At our local vegetable shop I saw a bag of unshucked peas, their vibrant green shells and wispy tendrils taunting me to give them just one more try. So, I made this recipe for fresh peas and mint cilantro vinaigrette. It blew my mind. The fresh greenness of the peas is the epitome of spring.  How could I have been so wrong about peas?

Fresh peas topped with mint cilantro vinaigrette are an elegant and incredibly easy way to eat fresh peas. Pairing peas with a fresh mint, cilantro and chive vinaigrette lends a triple zing of herby freshness that suits the vibrant flavour of peas. This vinaigrette is so versatile and works perfectly on any green vegetable or frozen peas all year round.  A lifetime of pea apathy is a tough challenge to make up for in one season but I think I’m up for it. Bring on the peas!

Need more spring-time pea inspiration? Check out my recipe for Pancetta and Spring Vegetable Pasta made with zucchini noodles.

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Fresh Peas + Mint Cilantro Vinaigrette
Fresh Peas and Mint Cilantro Vinaigrette
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Fresh Peas and Mint Cilantro Vinaigrette
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  1. In a shallow pan, bring 3 cups of salted water to a simmer.
  2. Using an immersion blender and a wide mouth mason jar, blend cilantro, mint, chives, red wine vinegar, olive oil, water and salt.
  3. Once water has come to a simmer, add shelled peas and cook for 4 minutes, until cooked. Combine vinaigrette and peas in small bowl and serve.
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12 comments

  1. Carrie Hardy (Bake For Granted) says:

    I started making peas with mint last year and cannot believe I had not done so sooner – so yummy! Adding cilantro would make this amazing, thanks for the share!

  2. Cassie Hendry says:

    Oooooh, fresh peas! I’ve never tried them, but your recipe, glistening with that delicious vinaigrette, makes me want to run to the farmer’s market today and grab a bag. <3

    • leslie-anne weeks says:

      Oh you really have to try them, they are so fresh and vibrant and definitely worth the extra time of shucking!

  3. Sean Bromilow says:

    Mmm, love that you went a step beyond on the herbs. Minty peas are great (and that photo is mouth-watering), but I love that you’ve added cilantro, chives, and vinegar. Wonderful side, wonderful idea, wonderful work.

    • leslie-anne weeks says:

      Thanks for your kind words! I always take it a bit over the top with the herbs, I can’t resist (especially when they are growing in the backyard!).

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