Sautéed Peas w/ Romaine & Mint

Sautéed Peas W/ Romaine & Mint


Served as a side or unique salad, celery and onions are sautéed together with romaine lettuce, peas and then finished with a hint of mint.
  • Serves: 4 to 6
  • Active Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
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Step 1: Preparing Your Mise en Place

• 1 cup onion
• 1 1/2 cups celery
• 2 cups frozen green peas
• 1 small romaine heart
• 7 fresh mint leaves (approx.)
• 1 clove garlic
• 2 tbsp butter (or non-dairy butter)
• 1 tbsp grape seed oil


To prepare your mise en place, first dice the onion and thinly slice the celery. Remove the leaves from the romaine heart. Cut the leaves down the middle and then slice across into 1/4" -inch slices. Discard any tough ends. Mince the garlic and chiffonade the mint. Gather the butter, oil and frozen peas and set aside.

Step 2: Cooking the Dish

• sea salt, to taste
• freshly ground black pepper, to taste


To cook the dish, first bring a small pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt (about 1 tsp of salt per liter of water).

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the onions and celery. Season with salt and pepper to taste and sauté until slightly brown. Pan toss the vegetables from time to time.

Once the vegetables begin to brown, place the frozen peas into the boiling water. Cook for about 1 minute or so and then drain.

While the peas are cooking, add the garlic to the pan. Then add the peas to the vegetables and toss to combine. Add the chopped romaine lettuce and mint and pan toss again.

Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


  • Patricia S
    Patricia S
    I had the in-laws over for Easter Dinner yesterday. I made these instead of the usual peas and carrots that they typically ask for and they loved them. Even the two 20 something single guys who I sent doggie bags home with asked for them. Very nice and refreshing change. You must try, definitely a keeper.
  • Sarah T
    Sarah T
    Garlic is mentioned as an ingredient, but it is not listed in the recipe. I just assumed it was meant to be added at the start with the celery and onions (?)
  • Kimberley S Rouxbe Staff
    Kimberley S
    Not sure where you're looking. It is actually listed in the text recipe in Step 1 between the mint and butter (1 clove garlic). Cheers!
  • Sarah T
    Sarah T
    Hi, I meant that in Step 2 we are not told when to add it to the pan. Thanks
  • Kimberley S Rouxbe Staff
    Kimberley S
    In Step 2 of the video at 00:54, we show the garlic being added (text has been added to the recipe). Cheers!
  • Kimberley S Rouxbe Staff
    Kimberley S
    I omitted the mint in this dish and tossed in some roughly chopped toasted almonds and pistachios at the end. Served over a bit of brown rice, it made for a delicious lunch!
  • David H
    David H
    HI, I am planning on making this tonight for dinner since we have fresh spring peas. Any ideas of a main that would go with it! Also have some fresh from the garden artichokes. Thanks.
  • David H
    David H
    This sounds great. Thanks. But if someone in our party doesn't eat olives (okay, it's me), any ideas for substitution? Thanks so much Dawn!
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    I guess I suggest leaving them out...but too bad for your guests. I think you should learn to love them :-) Other than that you can serve them on the side, or just add them at the end. Cheers!
  • Liz D
    Liz D
    What an original idea for a salad. I made this to go with a miso grilled salmon, so I left out the mint and added chives and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil instead. I served it with a simple couscous, which I mixed with the peas for lunch the next day and that was really good too.
  • Edward W
    Edward W
    Instead of Romaine what other vegi can u suggest
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    If you do not want to use romaine, you can simply leave it out. Otherwise, you could try adding something like sautéed celery or carrots. Whichever vegetable you choose to add, you just need to make sure they are cooked to the proper stage before you add or combine them with the peas. Cheers!

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