Want an easy green pea recipe? From slow-roasts to supergreen soups, we’ve put together some of our best ever pea recipes to spice up this kitchen staple. Try pea pastas, pea salads and midweek ideas…
When are peas in season?
British peas are at their best between May and August.
- We use frozen peas and fresh peas in the pod
Pea pasta recipes
Spoon zesty crab meat into pasta shells and serve in a creamy pea sauce for a vibrant family dinner.
Check out this creamy pea-studded risotto loaded with cavolo nero and punchy chilli. Make this quick and easy recipe for a warming midweek meal that's low in calories too.
Upgrade your pesto pasta with the addition of sweet summer peas in this quick and easy recipe for two. A simple homemade pesto with rocket and parmesan is the perfect sauce for tagliatelle.
A super quick store cupboard recipe that tumbles peas and parmesan with pasta shells to make a low-fat supper ready in just 10 minutes.
Ready in just 15 minutes, this pea and pancetta-laden pasta is as pretty as it is perfect for a healthy midweek meal – golden, fragrant and coming in at under 400 calories.
Pea salad recipes
Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) is not only healthy and good for your gut but its distinct flavour lifts this simple salad with super crisp potatoes and salty ham.
Make peas the star of your next dinner party! Check out our simple recipe that pairs them beautifully with salty serrano ham, ready in 20 minutes.
Add peas for a punch of summer sweetness to this fresh and vibrant dish. Try our pickled courgette salad with goat's cheese, ham hock and peas – it's quick, easy and low in calories. This makes more pickled courgettes than you need for the recipe, but they’ll keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
Our pea salad with fresh watercress is served with herby haddock fishcakes coated in crunchy breadcrumbs – an easy midweek meal for two. Plenty more fishcake recipes here.
Check out this vibrant pea salad topped with bacon-wrapped halloumi. This super simple recipe is gluten free and ready in just 20 minutes, a great midweek meal idea. More halloumi ideas here...
Ramp up this spring salad with a generous dose of peas. Purple sprouting broccoli, bright peas and creamy mozzarella make a quick and easy veggie meal for two, and it's under 300 calories.
Check out this bright pea gazpacho and vignarola salad with burrata from Eusebi Deli. The cheese is creamy and soft while the gazpacho is light and refreshing – a great dinner party starter.
Pea recipes for entertaining
Crispy, golden and loaded with peas and crumbly Yorkshire fettle, the recipe for these perfect veggie croquettes comes from chef Chris Boustead of new Islington restaurant, Linden Stores.
Craving moreish Mexican flavours for dinner? Try these easy lamb tacos served with a zingy pea guacamole to create a vibrant, flavoursome recipe and a fun midweek meal to get stuck into.
Want some easy veggie dinner inspiration? Make our seasonal vegetarian recipe using fresh peas and the Indian cheese, paneer. For perfectly cooked paneer, make sure you have a crunchy, charred outside with a soft and succulent middle...divine!
Give peas the spotlight in this impressive dish, perfect for entertaining. Vibrant crunchy peas are served alongside salty pancetta and cuttlefish then topped with a fresh and zingy gremolata - the recipes comes from Little Duck The Picklery in Dalston.
The perfect pairing of peas and tarragon with rich and peppery pan-fried chicken create a quick dish that's packed full of flavour and a great, easy mid-week meal for two.
Perfect spring flavours come together with a luxurious slow-cooked shoulder of lamb and bright pops of colour thanks to peas, broad beans and mint – this is a great low-effort, maximum-results recipe from Noble Rot in Bloomsbury.
This is a great springtime dish, full of flavour and seasonal ingredients and a real nod to summer. The peas, lettuce and mint add a very clean, fresh taste and pot roasting the chicken keeps it tender.
Midweek pea recipes
An absolute classic, made with just five ingredients in 20 minutes. Serve with crusty bread for a nourishing, colourful lunch.
Banish January blues and make our vibrant pea risotto with spinach for a low-calorie dinner for the family.
Make the most of vibrant green peas in this simple, low calorie soup topped with crispy bacon croutons. Discover our best pea soup recipes here.
Liven up your frittata with sweet peas, spicy chorizo and a kick of chilli, then pop under the grill until puffed and golden – ready in just 15 minutes and low in calories. Plenty more frittata recipes here.
Bright peas, fresh pesto and baby spinach add colour and vibrancy to this quick, creamy gnocchi recipe that's ready in just 10 minutes. More gnocchi recipes here...
Peas, pancetta and parmesan are the perfect partners for a super easy, ultra comforting gnocchi recipe that delivers dinner for two in under 30 minutes.
A deeply savoury and aromatic recipe that's packed with rich lamb, creamy mash, fresh peas and warming spices for a super satisfying dinner that's ready in an hour. A real family winner.
Served on a bed of crunchy sugar snap peas & fresh ripe mango, this deliciously sweet and sour dressed tuna is a simple but impressive dish that's full of flavour and perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner.
Studded with pops of sweet pea green and full of delicious smoked trout flavours, this frittata is quick and easy to make and doesn't require many ingredients.
This recipe for grilled peas and broad beans with minted yogurt sauce is a great dish to have on hand for a summer barbecue. The slightly charred flavour works really well with the fresh sweet peas and the tangy yogurt sauce. Recipe by Rosie Birkett.
Make peas the hero of your plate with this aromatic recipe that sees them cooked in ghee and spiced up with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and chilli. Packed with flavour, they're perfect on the side of poached salmon. Try our salmon recipes here...
Lean and firm-fleshed, these gurnard fillets are perfectly matched with fresh summer peas and cider.
Chicken, pea and pasta broth is one of our favourite comfort food recipes – a light, fresh, low fat family favourite that always pleases and it's ready in under 30 minutes!