Green Peas Recipe (Cozy & Warming)
Looking for a delicious green peas recipe? Here is an excellent idea for today’s lunch. This hearty green peas stew will warm you up in winter and amaze you with its rich flavor. After all, this super easy meal is not limited just to cold winter days but anytime you need a tasty, 1 pot lunch for all your family or friends.
Do you love peas? Do you buy fresh peas or prefer them frozen or canned? Personally, I love the simplicity of this cozy, warm dish. For the purpose of this delicious green peas recipe, I used a pack of frozen peas but you can use whatever peas you have at home. It will work perfectly well!
How to cook frozen green peas?
For the purpose of this recipe, you need only to put the frozen green peas in a sieve and running them under some cold water. After that, you are ready to toss them in the cooking pot with the other vegetables and some water.
Time needed: 1 hour and 10 minutes.
How to cook this green peas recipe for lunch?
- Cook onions and carrots first
First, heat 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil in a large cooking pot. Then add onions and carrots, sauté for 3-5 minutes on high. Next, reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft and slightly browned stirring frequently.
- Add other veggies
Then add potatoes chopped into approximately 1 cm cubes, 3 cups frozen green peas, and 1-2 dry paprika (this is optional). Pour out 4 cups of water and add the spices. Bring the liquid to a boil, lower the heat to simmer, and cook it for 50 minutes stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary.
- Serve it and enjoy
Serve it immediately with a slice of bread and some fresh salad and enjoy. Because this is a large batch of pea-potato stew (6 servings) you can save some for tomorrow’s meal, it’ll taste even better!
Healthy ingredients for tasty lunch recipe
For this super easy recipe you’ll need some basic ingredients:
- Frozen peas – only rinse them with fresh, cool water. You can use fresh or canned peas
- Potatoes – peeled and chopped into approximately 1cm cubes
- Green (spring) onions and 1 medium-sized yellow, all-purpose onion – finely chopped
- Carrots – chopped into thin rings
- Dry paprika (hot or mild)
- Any vegetable oil – to saute the vegetables
This green peas vegan recipe is:
- Simple and healthy plant-based recipe idea
- Vegan and vegetarian
- Easy, weight-loss meal (for lunch or dinner)
- Low calorie and low-fat lunch
- Cheap, budget-friendly family meal idea
- Tasty, simple, and delicious
These tiny, bright green legumes are extremely nutritious. Moreover, they contain several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your body needs in addition to a significant amount of fiber. Furthermore, 1 cup of peas provides 8 grams of protein thus making them one of the legumes with high plant-based protein content. Additionally, they support your blood sugar, may help prevent and treat some chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
It’s important to note that peas are an excellent source of Vitamin C which plays a vital role in producing collagen. Vitamin C also keeps the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Powerful antioxidants that are present in the peas are especially important for fighting the oxidative damage of free radicals. They prevent wrinkles and signs of aging too. Eat them regularly for glowing skin!
Green peas are an amazing food for healthy hair. It’s important to realize they are packed with Vitamin B, iron, and zinc which can help in preserving the health of your scalp and hair.
To point out, this super healthy legume is low in calories, it contains approximately 124 calories per 1 cup.
These tasty green legumes are one of the best sources of plant-based protein which is the main reason why they are so filling along with their high amount of natural fiber. As a result, they create the feeling of fullness. In effect, they are low-calorie, low-fat weight loss friendly food. Since they are rich in fiber, green peas keep gut bacteria healthy and immensely improve your digestion.
What to serve with this vegan peas recipe
Usually, I make my favorite mixed green salad with this hearty pea stew. It’s a perfect match, you must try it! But you can serve this healthy, 1 pot lunch with some slices of bread, rice, quinoa, or any salad of choice. This cozy and arm dish is extremely easy to make and delicious. Your family will be happy and satisfied whenever you prepare it. Surely, even your kids will love it too.
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