Peas & Lettuce

Peas & Lettuce

A lovely exaggeration of the French technique of cooking peas with a little lettuce, this light springtime dish goes well with mildly seasoned seafood or chicken.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Gluten Free Diet Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Fiber Low Calorie Low Carb Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
6 20 min 20 min



  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups shelled fresh peas, (3 pounds unshelled)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 4 cups thinly sliced Boston lettuce, (about 1 small head)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add peas and stir to coat with oil. Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in mint and cook for 30 seconds. Add lettuce, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.


  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 113
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Potassium: 225mg
  • Sodium: 206mg
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1