Minty Peas and Onions Recipe
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Minty Peas and Onions Recipe

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MOTHER could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side dish. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. -Santa D'Addario, Jacksonville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint or 2 teaspoons dried mint

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 134 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions and red pepper in oil until onions just begin to soften. Add peas; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Stir in mint and cook for 1 minute. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Minty Peas and Onions in Reminisce November/December 1995, p47

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[email protected] User ID: 6093830 16256
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"We also cut this recipe in half and still had plenty left over. Fortunately I had a Vadalia sweet onion and just enough mint left on my plant to use fresh. It was wonderful. easy to make, good enough for both family and company meals."

bburke2k10gb User ID: 5088915 39594
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"Simply delightful fresh-tasting side dish to serve with many entrees. We cut recipe in half to serve 4, but it makes a colorful presentation worthy of guests. We grow fresh mint on our patio, but dried should be fine, too. easy, tasty, healthy - expect even kids to love it!"

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