Excellent Peas/Spinach/Mint Side Dish

Andy Anderson !


In the test kitchen, and looking for something to mess about with… had some frozen peas, and spinach, plus some mint from my garden… What could go wrong.

If you’re looking for a different side dish than the obligatory mashed potatoes, and you like peas, then you may be a candidate for this dish. It’s extremely easy to make, and tastes great. This dish will pair well with fish, chicken, or even beef.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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2 to 3
15 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


12 oz
peas, frozen variety
4 oz
spinach frozen variety
2 to 3 Tbsp
fresh mint leaves
3 Tbsp
sweet butter, salted variety
3 Tbsp
heavy cream
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1 or 2 pinch
cayenne (for kick)


1Gather your ingredients.
2Combine the peas, spinach, and mint in a large saucepan, and bring to the boil, cover and allow the ingredients to boil for 4 to 5 minutes.
3Chef’s Tip: The peas should be nice and soft.
4Chef’s Note: Believe it or not, frozen peas and spinach work better in this recipe than fresh. The freezing process breaks down cell walls and intensifies the flavors.
5Strain the ingredients through a sieve to remove all the water, and then place the ingredients, along with the butter and cream into the bowl of a food processor, fitted with an S-blade.
6Season with the salt, pepper, and cayenne, to taste.
7Blend until all the ingredients are fully pureed.
8Chef's Note: Now, what could we add to this side dish? How about a bit of onion, garlic, cumin... add whatever you want, but don't add so much that you lose the flavor of those nice peas.
9Serve as a side dish with fish, chicken, or beef. Enjoy.
10Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

P.S. I think that this is the shortest recipe that I've ever posted on JAP.

About Excellent Peas/Spinach/Mint Side Dish

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom