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Pea Pods with Onion

 Pea Pods with Onion
This simple side from Heather Sauter of Silver Spring, Maryland is a welcome alternative to green beans, and the pea pods look so pretty tossed with chopped onion. "This dish is a snap to make and tastes like a million bucks," Heather assures.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 1/2 pound fresh pea pods
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the pea pods and water in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and cook
  • on high for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small
  • skillet, cook onion in 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat until
  • crisp-tender.
  • Drain peas; add to onion mixture. Add salt, pepper and remaining
  • butter; toss to coat. Cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 2
  • servings.