This quick and easy side-dish was one that was always a favorite of mine, from a little Italian restaurant where my husband and I would dine regularly. It's totally yummy, whether you use fresh a fresh tomato or sauce!
Microwave peas according to package directions, but no more than 4 minutes.
Peel skin from tomato with a sharp knife; discard skin. Chop remaining tomato into very small pieces.
Mince garlic; set aside.
Pour 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a skillet, add the tomatoes and cook until just starting to soften. Add minced garlic and cook together with tomatoes a few minutes. Don't let the garlic turn brown or it will be bitter.
Add the peas and let simmer for a couple of minutes to blend flavors. Now, you're ready to serve.