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Mashed Peas with Leeks

3
1
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Mild leeks and fresh mint add just enough springflavour to the sweet peas in this simple side.

Ingredients

Olive oil

4 tsp(s), (20 ml)

Uncooked leek(s)

3 medium, white part only, chopped and washed

Fat free chicken broth

1¼ cup(s), (310 ml), or vegetable broth, warmed, divided

Frozen green peas

4 cup(s), (1 L), or fresh peas

Fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp(s), (15 ml)

Table salt

1 tsp(s), (5 ml)

Mint leaves

2 tbsp(s), (30 ml), chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat; add leeks and sauté for 5 minutes. Add 125 ml (1/2 cup) broth; cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are very soft, 5 minutes. Add 60 ml (1/4 cup) more broth; reduce heat to low and deglaze pan by scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir leeks; remove pan from heat.
  2. Place peas and 60 ml (1/4 cup) broth in a microwaveable bowl; microwave on HIGH until peas are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove and reserve 250 ml (1 cup) peas.
  3. Coarsely mash remaining peas, adding up to remaining 60 ml (1/4 cup) broth if too dry; stir in lemon juice, salt, leeks, reserved whole peas and mint.
  4. Serving size: 175 ml (3/4 cup)