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Pea Pods with Onion Recipe

Pea Pods with Onion Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Drain peas; add to onion mixture. Add salt, pepper and remaining butter; toss to coat. Cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"This recipe is good for a starter but I added 2T soy sauce, 2 garlic cloves, chopped, 1 tsp powdered ginger, and crushed pepper. Sometimes that is all I'll eat for lunch. Delicious and still easy!"

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