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Mashed peas with leeks

Points® value
Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min
Bursting with spring flavours, the mild, slightly sweet leeks and fresh mint add just enough flavour to the sweet green peas in this simple side dish that’s ready in about 30 minutes. When shopping for leeks, choose ones that have dark green and bright white colours that are free from yellowing. They are available year-round, but leeks are at their best from September through April. Bursting with refreshing flavour and fragrance, mint adds wonderful coolness to this dish. It’s versatile too. Add it to morning smoothies, sprinkle it on top of roasted chicken, or toss it with mixed greens in a salad or fresh fruit.


Olive oil

4 tsp(s)

Uncooked leek

3 medium, white part only, chopped and washed

Fat free chicken broth

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

Frozen green peas

4 cup(s), or fresh peas

Fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp(s)

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Peppermint leaves

2 tbsp(s), chopped


  1. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat; add leeks and sauté for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup broth; cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are very soft, 5 minutes. Add 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 1/4 cup broth in a microwaveable bowl; microwave on HIGH until peas are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove and reserve 1 cup peas.
  3. Coarsely mash remaining peas, adding up to remaining 1/4 cup broth if too dry; stir in lemon juice, salt, leeks, reserved whole peas and mint.
  4. Serving size: 3/4 cup