These are my favorite! They have a mild, slightly sweet, earthy flavor and I could eat them right out of the bag (and frequently do). They are the young stems and leaves of pea plants (usually snow or sugar snap varieties)
STORAGE TIPS: Store in a breathable plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your fridge.
GARDEN-FRESH MINT JULEP
This drink is a spin on a mint julep and while we missed Derby Day by a few weeks, this cocktail will be good anytime you can find fresh pea shoots.
GINGER GLAZED CARROT AND PEA SHOOT SALAD
If you’re not ready to grill yet, just roast the carrots in the oven.
ORANGE & AVOCADO SALAD WITH PEA TENDRILS
Everyone knows that oranges are high in Vitamin C but did you know that peppers are as well? Give your immune system a boost with this zingy spring salad.
PEA SHOOT AND CRISPY HAM SALAD
If you’re vegetarian you can trade the ham for some feta cheese and still add that salty contrast flavor.
PEA SHOOTS SAUTEED WITH GARLIC AND GINGER
My preferred way to eat pea shoots is straight out of the bag but this is a quick and tasty alternative.
PEA SHOOT SOUP
A delicious creamy Pea Shoot Soup with Spring Onions. Can’t find Spring Onions? Scallions will work too.
SIMPLE LEMON PASTA WITH PARMESAN AND PEA SHOOTS
Two different CSA members recommended this super simple pasta dish bursting with spring time flavors.