Peas with Garlic & Tomatoes

Angela (Grammy) Derby


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!

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1 (10.8oz) pkg
birdseye steamfresh sweet peas
tomato, skin peeled off (or a small amount of tomato sauce)
2-3 clove
garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
dried oregano
dried sweet basil

How to Make Peas with Garlic & Tomatoes


  • 1Microwave peas according to package directions, but no more than 4 minutes.
  • 2Peel skin from tomato with a sharp knife; discard skin. Chop remaining tomato into very small pieces.
  • 3Mince garlic; set aside.
  • 4Pour 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.
  • 5Add the peas and let simmer for a couple of minutes to blend flavors. Now, you're ready to serve.

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About Peas with Garlic & Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian