Peas with Green Onions and Basil

My Sweet Basil finally decided to grow. One day it just decided to start shooting up. No sooner had I started enjoying pinching leaves and it began to flower. Such is the life of a gardener! This week, in between drying the leaves, I have been adding basil to as many of our meals as I can. The natural sweetness of basil is the perfect compliment to peas and green onions.

Peas with Green Onions and Basil
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 4
  • 1 lb. fresh peas
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup green onions
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, diced
  1. Place peas in a steaming basket, and add basket to boiling water (do not let the water touch the peas).
  2. Steam for 2 minutes or until the peas are just barely tender.
  3. While peas are steaming, melt butter; add green onions; cook until tender but not brown.
  4. Stir in peas, parsley, and basil. Cook covered over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until tender.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Sounds yummy! My favorite way to use basil is pesto of course! This sounds like a really good way to cook peas, I'll have to try it. Usually I just saute them for about 2 or 3 minutes in a little butter, add salt, pepper and then chopped mint just at the end! I never thought fresh shelled peas would taste so much better than frozen. I will always grow peas from now on!

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