Pea shoots are the tender leaves and young tendrils of green pea plants.
Every summer, gardeners and diners alike anxiously await pea season. Peas have been featured for their versatility for hundreds of years- not every food can make the transition from a deeply hearty and thoroughly savory cottage pie to the crispest, freshest garden salad summer could conjure. Pea shoots, however, aren't just humbly hard-working and delicious; they've become a culinary celebrity. Texturally, pea shoots give your dishes a toothsome bite, but flavor-wise, they promise not to bite back. They have a clean-feeling sweetness matched with a concentrated pea-flavor that all but sings green. And though pea shoots are delicate, there's nutritious strength packed in each tendril. Pea shoots are great sources of folic acid, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, making them the perfect way to sweeten any superfood or salad. Whether you're munching on them raw off the vine (we promise not to judge any grazing habits) or enjoying them in your next PeachDish, pea shoots are a summer favorite that will have you thinking of warm days and cool greens all year long.
Recipes with Pea Shoots