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Snap open some tasty pea pods for these fan-favorite pea recipes, including pea soup, pea salad and more that use both fresh and canned snow peas, black-eyed peas, green peas and sugar snap peas.

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Snap Pea Salad

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Jean Ecos
When snap peas are in season, we can’t resist making this crunchy salad. I usually serve it cold, but it's also good warm, with the peas straight from the pot. —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
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Spicy Coconut Shrimp with Quinoa

Spicy Coconut Shrimp with Quinoa

Spicy Coconut Shrimp with Quinoa

Help yourself to a plate full—generous servings are still lower in calories and big on protein. If you have company, you can add a salad and call it a day. —Keri Whitney, Castro Valley, California

Minestrone with Turkey

Minestrone with Turkey

Minestrone with Turkey

I remember my mom making this soup; now I make it as often as I can. It's a good way to use up leftover vegetables. Sometimes I add a can of rinsed and drained kidney or garbanzo beans. —Angela Goodman, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Pea Pods and Peppers

Pea Pods and Peppers

Pea Pods and Peppers

This recipe makes an easy, yet well-flavored side that goes well with a variety of main courses. “I make this about once a month. It’s a modification on a recipe I found in a cookbook." Cassie Conrad - Prescott Valley, AZ
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Petite Pea Tomato Salad

Petite Pea Tomato Salad

Petite Pea Tomato Salad

From Aurora, Colorado, Janice Mitchell shares, "With it's bright colors this is beautiful on a holiday buffet table, but I also enjoy fixing this simple salad year-round.

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

We always pass this dish to Dad first, since he likes the creamy herbed combination so much. He rates it tops among all the trimmings served for the turkey dinner when our gang of more than 20 gathers to celebrate. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Even in frosty weather, Lucille Mead of Ilion, New York serves up garden-fresh flavor with this pretty, colorful side dish. The crisp-tender veggie combo goes with a variety of entrees and is ready in minutes.

Fruited Floret Salad

Fruited Floret Salad

Fruited Floret Salad

Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and peas are mixed together with juicy sweet grapes in this crunchy refreshing salad that always wins compliments! You can personalize the recipe by substituting your favorite vegetables and fruits. -Teresa Gunnell Leesburg, Virginia

Cauliflower Bride

Cauliflower Bride

Cauliflower Bride

This bridal beauty will catch everyone's attention! "She's fun to make," says Sue Bowler of Simi Valley, California. "I used her as a centerpiece at a shower, and the guests loved her."

Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

Cilantro comes through in this colorful side that's zesty but not too spicy. It also makes a great luncheon dish when served with sesame breadsticks, sherbet and sugar cookies. It's sure to satisfy! —Tommi Roylance of Charlo, Montana

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Anything goes in a rice pilaf, so I add peas and baby portobello mushrooms for extra color, texture and a touch of comfort. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon



Asian Pot Roast

Asian Pot Roast

Asian Pot Roast

I love Asian food, so this pot roast satisfies my cravings. The original recipe called for spinach, but I use sugar snap peas and carrots instead. Sometimes I serve the roast, vegetables and pineapple over rice or egg noodles. -Donna Staley Randleman, North Carolina

Quick Crunchy Pea Salad

Quick Crunchy Pea Salad

Quick Crunchy Pea Salad

Frozen peas are a handy base for this good-tasting salad. It's also a great dish for a potluck because it can be made ahead. Everyone enjoys this when I serve it.—Mary Reid Fisher, Brownwood, Texas

Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Fresh ginger, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil provide a nice blend of flavors in this Asian-inspired recipe for fresh sugar snap peas. This quick-to-cook recipe will complement most any spring entree be it ham, lamb, chicken or fish. Best of all, it's easy to double for large crowds.

Turkey 'n' Stuffing Pie

Turkey 'n' Stuffing Pie

Turkey 'n' Stuffing Pie

Ruth Hastings of Louisville, Illinois uses stuffing as the crust for an attractive cheese-latticed turkey pie. "Try it the day after Thanksgiving," she suggests.

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Snap Pea Salad

Snap Pea Salad

Snap Pea Salad

When snap peas are in season, we can’t resist making this crunchy salad. I usually serve it cold, but it's also good warm, with the peas straight from the pot. —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

For sunny, lazy days, I make a loaded macaroni salad that’s like three salads in one. The mix of fresh veggies, sweet peaches and crunchy pistachios is a surprisingly delicious combo. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Takeout Beef Fried Rice

Takeout Beef Fried Rice

Takeout Beef Fried Rice

Tranform last night's supper into tonight's dinner for six. Hoisin-flavored chuck roast works wonders in this recipe, but you can use flank steak, as well. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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