Lemon parmesan sweet peas in 5 ingredients

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Sometimes, simplicity is best! Whether you're coming home late from a stressful day at work, or want something quick to fix your kids before the next soccer game or dance recital, this veggie dish is sure to get your tastebuds doing backflips! This lemon parmesan pea dish is simple, healthy, and, with just five simple ingredients, could not be quicker to make.
The flavor of the tender sweet peas is accentuated by the saltiness of the parmesan cheese and the acidity of the lemon, giving a literal burst of flavor in every bite. This is the perfect dish for anybody on the go, and especially parents trying to get their kids to eat their veggies... this simple recipe can't be beat for flavor or speed!
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5-ingredient lemon and cheese peas
5 mins
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1 pound green peas (fresh or frozen & thawed)
1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper
In a small bowl, grate 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add peas to the saucepan and sauté until the peas are cooked all the way through.
All at once, add the lemon zest, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, Kosher salt, and pepper (to taste) to the saucepan. Stir continuously until the cheese has melted and all the ingredients are incorporated.
Transfer peas to a serving dish, garnish with more parmesan cheese and/or fresh chopped parsley, and serve immediately.
Pro-tip: Be sure to only take the yellow part of the lemon when zesting! The white part underneath, the pith, is too bitter to eat!
Pro-tip: Don't have parm? You can swap out parmesan cheese for a grated Pecorino Romano!
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