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Minty Peas and Onions

Rated as 3.25 out of 5 Stars

"MOTHER could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side dish. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. -Santa D'Addario, Brooklyn, New York"
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a large skillet, saute onions and red pepper in oil until onions just begin to soften. Add peas; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Stir in mint and cook for 1 minute.


  • Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 1 starch, 1 fat; also, 114 calories, 118 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 15 gm carbohydrate, 6 gm protein, 4 gm fat.


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This is a trip back to childhood holidays at my grandmother's. I followed the recipe but for 1 change, I used pearl onions split in half lengthwise. This looks so pretty wih the vibrant colors...

While I think this recipe is great, I would say it is even better to mix in salt to taste and yellow and green bell peppers to add to the color and flavor. In all, it's an excellent way to add a...