A super easy side dish recipe featuring fresh buttered peas, ground ginger, and fresh dill sprigs sauteed stovetop and served alongside your favorite dinner. Perfect for family get-togethers or any night of the week!
I mean, do these Ginger Dill Spring Peas really even need an intro? We all know and love our fresh, green sides- even if you don’t like to admit it. I’ll be the first to admit that I love veggies- I mean, if you’ve spent some time on my blog you’ll know that, but what I haven’t told you is that I’m partial to green veggies more than any other. Why? Maybe it’s their color, maybe it’s my body craving all the nutrients that come in all shades of green, hello avocado and kale, or maybe it’s the change in seasons where everything starts to sprout and bloom and turn green again. Regardless of the why, I’m here to teach you the how, on getting these gorgeous peas on your table in just 15 minutes (flowers optional)!
I always have frozen peas stocked in my freezer. They happen to be my son’s favorite. We put them in everything, and- hey there could certainly be a lot of other things he requests that aren’t so nourishing- so momma makes sure we keep the peas rollin’. This recipe can be made with frozen peas, they are certainly easier to find, but I happened to find fresh peas at Whole Foods, so that’s what I’ll be using in this recipe. If you’re a fellow pea lover, check out these recipes:
☆ SPICY TAHINI PASTA WITH SAUTÉED KALE + PEAS + ONION
☆ CREAMY LEMON PASTA
☆ RED CURRY VEGETABLE MEI FUN
☆ BEET HUMMUS PIZZA
My husband and I actually got out for a date night this winter, quite the rarity to get away from the kids these days, and we had the most amazing ginger-dill broccoli at a local restaurant here in Columbus. So naturally, I tried to recreate it, putting my own spin on it using peas instead of broccoli. These Ginger Dill Spring Peas don’t taste exactly like their recipe, but they sure give me a very similar vibe and taste delicious. I think you will love adding them to your next meal.
So just how simple is this Ginger Dill Spring Pea recipe? Simple with a capital ‘S’. Melt your vegan butter in a skillet, whisk in the ground ginger, add the fresh dill, toss in the peas and saute for about 10 minutes. Then season with salt and pepper and you’re done! Easy PEASy! 😉
I like to really let my butter absorb the ginger and dill flavor so don’t rush that step, and be sure to save some fresh dill sprigs for garnishing, but all in all this recipe is ready in just 15 minutes! So without further ado, I bring you perhaps my new favorite way to enjoy peas, Ginger Dill Spring Peas! I’d love to see how you’re upping your pea game, so be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook!
- 8 ounces fresh peas (may use thawed frozen peas if you can't find fresh)
- 2 tablespoons plant butter
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 5 ounces fresh dill
- salt & pepper, to taste
- If using frozen peas, place them in a colander or strainer and run cool water over them until thawed.
- Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add the butter. When the butter is melted, whisk in the ground ginger and add the fresh dill, reserving a few sprigs for garnish, if desired.
- Allow the spiced butter to simmer for a few minutes to really absorb the flavors.
- Add the peas to the skillet and toss to coat in the butter mixture. Saute for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve!
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