Peas with Sweet Onion and Mint

This flavourful side dish is a great way to use up your garden peas. Serve it alongside your favourite roasted or barbecued meats and poultry.

Yield: Serves 6

Peas with Sweet Onion and Mint


  • 4 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint or 2 tsp dried mint
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp liquid honey
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add peas and cook till tender crisp. Pour into a colander and cool quickly under running water. Drain well and put into a bowl.
  2. Combine oil, mint, salt, honey, sour cream and white wine vinegar; mix until blended. Fold oil mixture into peas. Gently stir in onions.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


156 calories, 7.2 g fat, 5.4 g protein, 17.2 g carbohydrate, 4.6 g fibre, 880 mg sodium 

Tip: If using shelled fresh peas, boil in salted water until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.