Peas are a great staple in any vegan kitchen. They are budget-friendly, versatile, and healthy! Plus, you can use canned or frozen, which is great for different types of storage. Peas are quite the underrated vegetable. They may be small, but they have a lot of protein and are anti-inflammatory. Their slight sweetness and size makes them a great vegetable for picky eaters because you can mix them in with just about anything: soup, potatoes, pasta, and so much more. If you need some inspiration for pea-centric vegan dishes, check out these 15 vegan recipes made with pease (they’re sure to please!) There are so many different kinds of dishes, so there’s something for everyone. They also taste amazing. Gives them a try–you’ll be happea you did!
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1. Creamy Pea Soup
Source: Creamy Pea Soup
2. Potato Pea Curry
Source: Potato Pea Curry
3. Stew With Brown Lentils, Peas and Corn
This 1-pot gluten-free vegan Stew With Brown Lentils, Peas and Corn by Nele Liivlaid is a perfectly quick and filling main dish to add to your salad bowls! Lentils and peas make it so hearty and creamy while the corn is there to surprise you with sweetness.
4. 15-Minute Zucchini, Pea, and Watercress Minestrone
This 15-Minute Zucchini, Pea, and Watercress Minestrone by 15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking is a traditional minestrone soup with a seasonal twist. Spring pea and zucchini offer a fresher flavor to this soup. Although it’s a light meal, it will satisfy all the family. This recipe calls for small strands of broken spaghetti in this dish because you likely have a box on hand, but feel free to experiment with other small pasta varieties! Keep this soup chunky and serve it with wedges of crusty bread.
5. Spring Miso Broth With Stir-Fried Asparagus, Romaine, Scallions, and Mint
A beautiful bowlful of green for supper. Thanks to the stir-fry pan, a great spring selection of veggies — asparagus, romaine hearts, scallions, and peas — takes on some delicious caramelization. With garlic, ginger, mint, and a savory miso broth enhanced by tamari and mirin, it’s got plenty of satisfying flavor but nothing to weigh you down too much. This recipe makes enough for three main dish servings, but another night, you could certainly stretch it to four by keeping the tofu and adding the grains, or noodles. Serve this Spring Miso Broth With Stir-Fried Asparagus, Romaine, Scallions, and Mint by Simple Green Suppers in shallow bowls to show off its good looks. Have fun garnishing with pea shoots or microgreens if you can get a hold of some.
6. Pea Risotto With Roasted Asparagus
7. Baked Potato Samosa Cups
Source: Baked Potato Samosa Cups
The flavor of these Baked Potato Samosa Cups by Paris Marash are pretty spot on to the traditional version. Skip take out and make them yourself and see exactly what goes into every single bite. And you don’t have to order multiple orders of samosas to be satisfied, now you can make your own and have as many as you’d like. Best life hack ever: make your own food, eat as much as you want. You won’t want to skip this recipe.
8. Tofu Fried Rice
Source: Tofu Fried Rice
This Tofu Fried Rice by Agnes Potier-Murphy is probably as easy as you could ever hope for a recipe to get! If you can cook rice, you can pretty much cook this vegan fried rice. Rice, peas, and tamari tofu––a simple, yet perfect combination. The tamari lends a pronounced umami taste to the tofu and makes it taste quite meaty, especially when paired with the rice. This vegan fried rice stores really well and makes for a very filling lunch! It travels well even if kept un-refrigerated for a couple of hours and tastes delicious warm or cold! Make this for dinner one night and then bring leftovers to work the next day for lunch––your stomach will thank you!
9. Asparagus and Pea Soup
Source: Asparagus and Pea Soup
This warm-weather Asparagus and Pea Soup by Harriet Emily is light, simple, and utterly delicious. The base is made from crisp stalks of asparagus and sweet little peas and the other seasoning is simple, with some vegetable stock, mixed herbs, and a generous helping of ground black pepper to finish.
10. Spring Pea and Sweet Corn Veggie Burger
These may be called “spring” burgers, but frozen vegetables are in season all year round, so no worries — you’ll be able to enjoy this Spring Pea and Sweet Corn Veggie Burger by Kerry McIntyre no matter what time of year it is. Sweet peas, corn, and fava beans are blended with fresh herbs, formed into patties, and fried on both sides until the outside is crispy. They’re easy to make, so there’s no stress over making a big batch whether it’s for a cookout or for weeknight meal planning.
11. Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
Source: Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
Here is a savory and satisfying, protein packed vegan stew to add to your recipe book! Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes blended with a creamy, peanutty sauce…This Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew by Crissy Cavanaugh is chock full with antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, carrots, peas and spinach! Chickpeas were added for protein to provide a perfectly balanced meal. Serve alone or on top of steamed brown basmati rice.
12. Chickpea Asparagus Spring Frittata
Colorful, delicious, and so perfect for spring! This easy Chickpea Asparagus Spring Frittata by Lisa Dobler is a great addition to brunch, packed with peas, carrots, and fresh green asparagus. Nobody would guess that this is made from chickpea flour instead of eggs
13. Spring Green Pasta
Source: Spring Green Pasta
A light and delicious spring inspired pasta dish. This Spring Green Pasta by Wendy Irene is the perfect accompaniment to a picnic in the park or an outdoor BBQ. The fresh flavor of parsley along with the garlic is a delightful combination. Parsley promotes healthy digestion and is thought to be an anti-inflammatory, and can possibly help treat allergies, PMS and cramping. The chlorophyll, which is evident by the green color, helps rid your body of toxins.
14. Minty Mashed Peas
Source: Minty Mashed Peas
15. Quinoa Flour, Zucchini, and Peas Pancakes
Take advantage of zucchini’s bright color by making these vibrant pancakes! These fluffy Quinoa Flour, Zucchini, and Peas Pancakes by Gunjan Dudani are made with green peas, zukes, bananas, and vanilla extract, for a sweet, green mix. Serve them with maple syrup and plenty of fruit!
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