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Green Peas, Snap Peas, Garden Peas

Fresh green peas -- straight off the vine and right out of the pod -- are a fabulous feature of spring and early summer eating. Once you've eaten enough sweet, raw peas out of the pod try one of these easy recipes.

Chilled Pea Soup
A cold soup perfect for hot days.

Farro Arugula Salad With Sweet Peas
Peas add green and sweetness to this filling salad.

Farro Spring Salad
Farro - whole wheat kernels - is cooked and tossed with a light lemony dressing and plenty of spring vegetables (asparagus, peas, fava beans, and scallions) along with fresh herbs in this hearty and healthful spring salad.

Glazed Pea Pods and Baby Carrots
Glazed Pea Pods and Baby Carrots are cooked with a bit of orange juice and chile for a simple, easy, delicious spring side dish.

Green Pea, Mint, Bacon Risotto
Green Pea, Mint, Bacon Risotto brings out the wonderful sweet flavor of spring peas and fresh mint, all with a kick of salty bacon.

Grilled Romaine Summer Salad With Snap Peas
Putting heads of Romaine lettuce on the grill wilts the outer leaves, gives this salad and smokey flavor, snap peas keep it crisp.

Minted Fresh Green Pea Soup
Fresh spring peas cooked with a bit of onion and seasoned with mint makes a refreshing, surprisingly hearty Minted Fresh Green Pea Soup.

Pancetta and Spring Pea Risotto
Pancetta and Spring Pea Risotto brings out the wonderful sweet flavor of spring peas (and heightens that with the salty goodness of pancetta or bacon!).

Pasta with Peas and Morel Mushrooms
A simple and delicious one-dish dinner.

Pearl Couscous & Peas
Large pearl (a.k.a. Israeli) couscous and green peas are cooked in flavorful broth for an easy, delicious side dish.

Pearl Couscous Salad With Peas, Herbs, Lemon, Almonds
A rich-tasting salad is chock full of flavors like preserved lemon, almond, and sweet peas.

Peas and Carrots
Peas and carrots are and easy spring classic.

Peas In Their Pods
Leave peas in their pods for a fun appetizer.

Rice With Corn and Peas
This simple combination of rice, corn, and peas is perfect during that short time every year when both sweet corn and garden peas are in season.

Spring Peas and Fresh Ricotta Cheese, 2 Ways
A favorite spring combination.

Snap Pea and Mint Slaw
Chopped snap peas in a lemony dressing and some fresh mint are sweet and crunchy.

Snap Pea and Tofu Stir-Fry
Snap peas, spring onions, and tofu make a quick and light spring dinner in this easy, flavorful stir-fry.

Spring Vegetable Couscous
Garden peas, snap peas, spring onions, and fava beans cooked with large couscous and topped with feta cheese is an easy spring vegetable couscous--great side or, once cooled, pasta salad.

Spring Vegetable Risotto
Spring Vegetable Risotto is a cozy way to welcome in the tender vegetables of spring.

Spring-to-Summer Vegetable Ragout
This super-quick late-spring or early-summer vegetable ragout (or, if you're feeling less fancy: stew) is itself extremely light.

Sweet Green Pea Crostini
Sweet Green Pea Crostini are just fresh garden peas briefly blanched, mashed with some olive oil, and topped with shredded Pecorino %u2013 who knew they could be so delicious?

Sweet Green Pea Crostini
Sweet Green Pea Crostini are just fresh garden peas briefly blanched, mashed with some olive oil, and topped with shredded Pecorino %u2013 who knew they could be so delicious?

Sweet Peas and Baked Ricotta
A simple dish with fabulous flavor.

Sweet Pea and Potato Hash
Potato hash gets a sweet little kick with some fresh green peas in this easy recipe.

Vignarole (Italian Spring Vegetable Stew)
An utterly simple and delicious Italian spring classic.

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