hot minted peas & beans
Frozen peas are a brilliant option when you want to add some instant greenery. Most work freezers are under used so a bag of peas can be a great thing to keep on hand for emergency lunches.
handful frozen peas
1/2 can cannellini beans, drained
small handful mint leaves
goats cheese, to serve
1. Place pea and beans in a microwave proof bowl. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until everything is hot.
2. Sprinkle over the mint and goats cheese and eat asap.
do ahead potential?
Best when hot but the peas and beans could be combined ahead of time.
variations for fun
different veg – use fresh broccoli instead of the frozen peas.
dairy-free / vegan – replace goats cheese with a few tablespoons of tahini.
summer salad – soak the peas in boiling water for a few minutes to defrost then toss in with the other ingredients along with a squeeze of lemon to add a little freshness.
no microwave? – warm peas and beans in a small saucepan with a little olive oil.
no mint? – replace with basil or flat leaf parsley or baby spinach leaves.
problem solving guide
dry – add a squeeze of lemon juice or a little olive oil.
bland – season more generously or try a squeeze of lemon to freshen things up.
Best warm in a bowl. Also makes a lovely side salad to serve with roast chicken.