For a fresh, hearty spin on a simple side dish of peas, mix in some earthy mushrooms, sweet red onions, and a combination of fresh and dried herbs. These sweet peas and mushrooms are an interesting and delicious way to convince the kids to eat their veggies, and not mention a great side dish to serve along with your favourite protein, whether it be a grilled steak on the BBQ or some baked chicken.
This side dish was a staple growing up, and even after all these years, I still enjoy it. Finicky kids might not readily appreciate this combination however, I’m positive that once they get over their picky phase, they will love these too (just as I did when I was a child!).
These sweet peas and mushrooms are ideal for vegans and vegetarians as well, since the chewy mushrooms, if cooked perfectly al dente, has a meaty, chewy texture. As for the peas, they add a slight crunch and extra sweetness to the dish. Top it all off with a dollop of creamy butter (or vegan butter), earthy dried thyme and oregano and some parsley leaves for freshness.
These sweet peas and mushrooms also make a great condiment for an easy, fresh summer risotto! Just cook some arborio rice and then mix all of the ingredients until combined!
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me onInstagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!