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Sauteed Pea Greens

How to Cook Pea Greens

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Sauteed Pea Greens

Sauteed Pea Greens

Photo © Molly Watson
Sauteed pea greens—cooked quickly and simply—are a wonderful way to use the tender young vines of pea plants.
  1. Trim off and discard any tough end of about 1 lb. pea greens.
  2. Heat about 1 Tbsp. olive oil or grapeseed oil in a very large frying pan or wok over high heat.
  3. If you like, add 1 clove minced garlic and/or several chopped green onions and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add pea greens and cook, stirring, until pea greens wilt and soften, about 3 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt. Drizzle with a bit of high quality extra-virgin olive oil (lemon infused oil is particularly lovely on pea greens) and add a squirt of lemon juice, if you like.

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