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3-Minute "Healthy Sautéed" Green Peas
Garden Peas have been shelled and are widely available frozen. "Healthy Sautéing" Peas is a revolutionary way to enhance their mildy sweet flavor while, at the same time, increasing the likelihood of retaining more of their health-promoting nutrients. (Taken from page 319 of the 2nd Edition of the World's Healthiest Foods book.)
3-Minute Prep and Cook Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 10 oz frozen Garden Peas
  • 3 TBS low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, or water
  • Mediterranean Dressing
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Note: If you want to keep the color of your Peas bright green, omit the lemon juice.

Directions:

  1. Chop or press garlic and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Heat 3 TBS broth or water in a stainless steel skillet over medium heat if using a medium-size burner or medium-low heat if using a large burner.
  3. Watch broth closely as it will begin to steam in a few seconds.
  4. As soon as liquid begins to steam, add frozen Green Peas and cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 3 minutes. They should be bright green when they are done. You are cooking to warm the Green Peas as they were cooked before being frozen.
  5. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor toss Green Peas with the Dressing ingredients while they are still hot. (Mediterranean Dressing does not need to be made separately.) Research shows that fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids found in foods, such as Green Peas, may be better absorbed when consumed with fat-containing foods like extra virgin olive oil.
Serves 2

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