Crushed Peas with Mint, Chilli & Feta

By 27th March 2021No Comments

A fresh and vibrant side that’s perfect at spring time, especially with lamb.


Serves 6

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 750g frozen peas
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, ½ chopped, and ½ left whole on the stalk
  • 1 small red chilli
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 200g feta, crumbled
  • Olive oil, normal and extra virgin

  1. Heat a splash of olive oil in a large pan, add the chopped onion, and cook gently for 5 mins without colouring.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the peas and mint on the stalk, and boil for 3 mins. Strain, and crush half of the peas with a fork or gently with a masher – the peas should retain some texture.
  3. Add the crushed and whole peas to the pan with the onion, then stir in the chilli and lemon juice.
  4. Remove from the heat, add the chopped mint, feta, and a splash of extra virgin olive oil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, then serve with the lamb and carrots.