Braised Peas with Scallions and Lettuce

Braised Peas with Scallions and Lettuce
Total Time:
20 mins


  • A pat of butter (about 1 tsp.)

  • Olive oil

  • 6 scallions (green onions), trimmed, outer leaves discarded, and finely sliced

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and sliced

  • 2 16 ounce package frozen peas

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • Sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 - 1 ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable stock

  • A few sprigs of fresh mint

  • Juice from half of a lemon

  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil and the sliced scallions. Cook for a few minutes, or until the scallions are softened. Meanwhile, slice the lettuce leaves, saving a few tender inner leaves to add at the end. Turn the heat up and add the peas, sliced lettuce, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute, then sprinkle in the flour and stir until everything is lightly coated. Slowly pour in the stock, then cover and turn the heat up to high. Cook for 4 minutes or until the peas are tender.

  2. Taste and add another pinch of salt or pepper if needed. Pick the mint leaves, finely chop, and sprinkle into the pan. Add the lemon juice. Slice the reserved lettuce leaves, then scatter those on top and serve immediately with a tiny drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 32.5mg 163%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 306mg 7%
Folate, total 121mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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