Peas & Beans With Lemon Dressing

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"I made this recipe several years ago, and the family loved it. The next time I went to make it I had lost the recipe, and tried to make it by memory but it was never the same. I found it years late in one of my old cookbooks, and now I know why it never turned out the same, I had forgotten half the ingredients!"

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (141.9 g)
  • Calories 194.5
  • Total Fat - 15 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.2 mg
  • Sodium - 73.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.4 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Calcium - 90 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 26.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Bring a large suacepan of salted water to the boil. Cook the peas for 4 minutes (see note). Add the beans and cook for 2 more minutes.

Step 2

Drain and keep warm.

Step 3

Combine the oil, lemon juice, lemon rind, sugar, salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over a low heat for 2 minutes. Remove lemon mixture from the heat and stir through the mint.

Step 4

To serve toss in the peas and beans with warm lemon dressing.

Note~ Frozen peas cook quicker than fresh peas. If using frozen peas then only simmer for 2 minutes before adding the beans

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How refreshing this recipe is. The vibrant flavor of the peas and beans are picked up with the lemon and mint flavors. Lovely recipe especially during the spring and summer months. Thank you Tisme for finding this recipe and sharing it here with us.

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(23 Jun 2015)