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Peas & Pearl Onions w/ Tarragon 

Try this great recipe!

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Main Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: White Green

Preparation time: 30 minutes or less

Serves: 8

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: ½


1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound fresh pearl onions (or 16 oz. frozen)
1 pound shelled fresh green peas (or 16 oz. frozen)
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves

Blanch the pearl onions by placing them into a large pot of rapidly boiling water. 

Cook them for about 1 minute. 

Remove the onions from the water with a strainer, then plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. 

Drain, then remove the skins. 

In 12” nonstick skillet, heat olive oil on MEDIUM-HIGH until melted. 

Add onions and cook 6 to 7 minutes or until browned. 

Add peas, water, salt, and black pepper. 

Cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until onions and peas are tender. 

Stir in tarragon and spoon into serving bowl.

Each serving provides: an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of folate and fiber.

Credit: Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 94 Carbohydrates: 14g
Total Fat: 3.1g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0.5g Dietary Fiber: 4g
% of Calories from Fat: 29% Sodium: 151mg
Protein: 4g  



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