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Three-Minute Lemon-Tarragon Peas

It's fast, low in calories, and high in fiber. Now here's a side dish that really delivers! To serve this recipe as a chilled salad, substitute olive oil for the butter. Serve with fresh lemon or lime wedges.

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  • Makes: 3 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 3 mins

Three-Minute Lemon-Tarragon Peas



  1. Cook peas and pea pods, covered, in 1/4 cup lightly salted boiling water in a medium saucepan for 3 to 5 minutes, or until just crisp-tender; drain well.
  2. Gently toss cooked peas with butter, tarragon, lemon peel, and pepper in a medium bowl until butter melts. Serve immediately. Makes 3 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Three-Minute Lemon-Tarragon Peas)

    Per serving:
  • 91 kcal cal.,
  • 2 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 4 mg chol.,
  • 19 mg sodium,
  • 14 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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