Even if you hated peas as a child you may enjoy these bright and tasty pea recipes. Cooking peas the right way - meaning not turning them to a flavorless mush - will be easy when you follow the techniques highlighted in these dishes. From elegant appetizers and soups to creative brunch dishes and main courses, these recipes will make you fall in love with cooking peas (that is, if you haven't already).
PEA AND ASPARAGUS CROSTINI
Crispy bread is topped with a luscious pea and asparagus cream then garnished with fresh veggies, shavings of Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Here's the mouthwatering recipe.
CREAMED PEA SOUP AND LEEK
The delicate flavor of this creamy pea soup with mint is tantalizing. You'll be surprised to know that lettuce makes its way into this colorful soup.
This vegetarian Indian dish known as gobi matar (which literally translates to cauliflower and peas) features an exciting combination of cumin, coriander, turmeric and chili powder.
PASTA SALAD WITH CHICKEN BREAST
Ever tried adding peas to pasta salad? They add a nice pop of color to this scrumptious dish of bowties, pan-cooked chicken, Parmesan cheese and sesame seeds.
PEA AND ASPARAGUS SALAD
A delicious salad featuring blanched asparagus and peas tossed with medallions of goat cheese and a garlic and herb dressing.