Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

Just in case you haven’t hammered out that Easter menu yet, this week’s recipe is coming out a day early. And if you don’t have a chance to try out this AWESOME side dish over the weekend, you are more than welcome to make it in the foreseeable future too. Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

Now, Minty Peas and Carrots is a favorite side dish in our house. It makes a wonderful dish because it’s easy, full of flavor, and tastes incredibly rich. Yet, it doesn’t have lots of cream or cheese like many holiday dishes. (Side note: We also eat this dish at other times of the year too with lunch or dinner.)

Not only that, but since this dish is less heavy, it’ll leave you plenty of belly space to enjoy dessert, like the cupcakes featured above. (By the way, they are gluten, dairy, and egg free too.) Now, without further ado, on to the recipe!

Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

Allergy Warning: Free of gluten in the Top 8 allergens. Be careful selecting ingredients/brands that fit your dietary requirements.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and diced into ½ inch bits
  • 2 large shallots, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. frozen baby peas, keep frozen until ready to use
  • 2 tbsp. thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Earth Balance Vegany Butter Spread (Soy free for a soy allergy)
  • Kosher salt and coarse ground pepper, to taste

Procedure

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. At this time, cut all the vegetables as described above.
    Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

    Minty Fresh

    Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

    Diced!

  2. Add the carrots and shallots and cook over moderate heat, and stir frequently until the carrots are just tender. This will take ≈ 8 minutes (as shown below).
    Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

    Before

    Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

    After (Veggies are tender.)

  3. Add the peas to the pan. Stir frequently until heated through. This will take ≈ 4 minutes.

    Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

    Time to Stir!

  4. Remove the peas and carrots from the heat. Stir in the mint and Earth Balance.

    Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

    Earth Balance is in the mix!

  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. And, enjoy! Minty Peas and Carrots (GF, V)

Tips & Tricks

  • For a slightly different twist, try substituting fresh tarragon for the mint.

*Adapted from Food and Wine Magazine, 2007

Well, that’s about all from here! I’m also bringing these peas and carrots, to the Fiesta Friday celebration this week, cohosted by Angie, Jess, and Prudy.  This weekend I’ll be arriving back home at 4:58 AM on Sunday, just in time to celebrate Easter with my family. What will you be cooking up this weekend?!

Have a wonderful Easter holiday! And, Happy April!  

P.S: I can guarantee there will be some Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. posts about my celiac friendly Easter celebration, so feel free to find me there too! Follow on Instagram: gflife247

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