Buy peas in season this month and incorporate them into easy, tasty recipes.
You can save on groceries by buying in-season produce, and peas are on sale this month. Bursting with vitamin C, B vitamins,
protein and fiber, these legumes are versatile and tasty—and only cost less than 35¢ per serving!
Try them in soups, salads, pastas and stir-fries, or enjoy on-the-go as a quick, nutritious snack.
Look for the three most common types of peas at the grocery store to add different flavors to your meals:
When shopping for peas, choose pods that are compact, firm, crisp and bright green (avoid oversize or yellow pods). Use English
peas within a day or two; refrigerated sugar snap and snow peas last for up to three days.
Tip: If a recipe calls for shelled peas, keep in mind that 1 pound of peas in their pods will yield about 1 cup of shelled peas, or about 6 ounces.
Cost per serving: $1.36
This salad is chockful of plenty of nutritious greens including baby spinach, mint, parsley and of course, peas! Lemon vinaigrette gives it a flavorful zest, and feta cheese and pita bread make it hearty enough to enjoy as a meal.
See recipe: Pita Bread and Pea Salad
Cost per serving: $1.23
On warm spring days, mix it up by chilling this soup instead of serving hot. Just make sure to cover it when you refrigerate to keep from discoloring.
See Recipe: Creamy Pea Soup
Cost per serving: $1.75
A flavorful twist on a classic recipe, this dressing includes Greek yogurt, honey and chives. And using frozen peas saves time, making it an easy recipe to whip up for a potluck or quick lunch.
See recipe: Garden Pasta Salad
Cost per serving: $4.32
For a new take on stir-fry we used ramen noodles, but you could also use white rice or angel hair pasta—all work equally well and taste great!
See recipe: Sirloin-Snap Pea Stir-fry