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pea shoots, & what to do with them

pea shoots

pea shoots are the young, tender leaves & stems of a pea plant, harvested at an early stage to retain its tenderness as a leafy green. they can be sauteed, stir-fried, steamed, or eaten raw in many recipes, and can be substituted in many recipes for other greens like spinach or kale. pea shoots have a delicate sweetness to them, and a nice textural crunch like a snow pea. pea shoots are, like may greens, low in calories and very nutritious, serving as a good source of beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, and fiber.

we grow pea shoots on the dreamfarm year-round. consider some of these delicious ways to use them:


pea shoot pesto (from Fresh 52): great on quinoa, pasta, potatoes, toast, sandwiches, or anywhere you like to celebrate fresh pesto

egg salad sandwich with pea shoots (Culinary Envy) : add extra crunch & sweetness to your sandwich

simple pea shoot stir-fry (Genius Kitchen) : with sesame oil, ginger & garlic

lemon and parmesan pasta with pea shoots (Life As A Strawberry) : a simple take on a light pasta with fresh greens added

pork chops with pea shoot pesto (NY Times) : or consider pesto on chicken

pea shoot & pear green smoothie (Yum Universe) : or sub pea shoots for spinach in other smoothie recipes for sweetness & fiber

pea shoots with soba noodles & oyster mushrooms (Bamco) : or substitute shiitakes, lion's mane

pea shoot salad with radishes & pickled onion ( : add other spring greens like arugula or mustard greens

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