Tuscan Peas

Tuscan Peas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 710.3
  • Total Fat: 42.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,153.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 69.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 18.8 g
  • Protein: 20.5 g

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This is a great way to jazz up some boring peas! This is a great way to jazz up some boring peas!
Number of Servings: 1


    4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 Spanish onion, cut into a fine dice
    Small pinch granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon chili flakes (more if you like spicy)
    1 tablespoon tomato paste (can use paste in a tube)
    2 cups fresh green peas (can substitute frozen or canned)


In a large saute pan heat the oil until smoking. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the chili flakes and tomato paste and cook until rusty looking 4 to 5 minutes. Add a very small pinch of regular sugar at this point. Add the peas and cook until very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt. Serve hot or at room temperature.
You can use frozen or canned peas-frozen is a little better with texture.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CMONTEMAYOR.

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  • Very Good
    This is a great recipe, but I think it should be four servings and not one serving. I also cut the crushed red pepper in half. That is a personal preference. Also I did not cook the peas as long as I like them a bit crisper - 5/20/11

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