Spring Peas with Feta and Mint

Spring Peas with Feta and Mint

I’m not going to lie. Right after taking this picture, I ate the entire bowl. Yes I did. All of it. And it was delicious.

We are all excited that peas are back at the farmers market. Well, at least Paxton and I are. By the time I got to making this, he had eaten about half of one of the bags (luckily I had gotten two). The week before, Paxton and I ate the entire bag as we shelled them – no peas actually made it into the bowl. Sorry, Jelani, you will get some in the next round, I promise.

This lovely bowl makes a light, refreshing side dish (or, if you are like me, a light and refreshing dinner). Serve alongside whatever protein you have on the grill. You can also gently smash the peas and feta together with a fork to make a dip for pita or chips or whatever you like to use with dips.

Use fresh or frozen peas and lightly blanch them. I boiled the fresh peas for about a minute and a half before dunking them in ice water. If using frozen, just put them in the hot water long enough to warm them up.

Mix the blanched peas with a splash of olive oil, a pinch of salt, a minced garlic clove, some lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice, some mint, and then crumble some feta on top. That’s it. 10 minutes tops. And most of that is waiting for the water to boil.

I prefer this dish with fresh mint, but I didn’t have any and wasn’t about to go to the store. So dried mint it was.


Spring Peas with Feta and Mint

Beautiful spring peas tossed with mint and sprinkled with feta makes a delicious side to compliment your next grill out. Or enjoy it on its own. You can even use a fork to lightly mash the peas and feta together to make a delicous dip.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Author: Rachel at Fridge Two Table


  • cups shelled fresh peas or frozen peas
  • 1 – 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (about half a lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp dried mint (or about 1 – 2 tsp fresh chopped mint)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 oz feta, crumbled
  • salt
  • lemon juice


  • Boil the peas for about 1 – 2 minutes and then shock them in ice water.
  • Mix the peas with the olive oil, lemon zest, minced garlic clove, and mint. Add a pinch of salt and squeeze of lemon juice to taste. Sprinkle the crumbled feta on top.
  • Enjoy!

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