Pea Stew

If you want to give your loved ones a healthy, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meal, the best choice is this delicious pea stew. I like this recipe because I discovered how to spice up the red sauce. The combination of tomato sauce with garlic and basil is indescribable.

Let’s also be happy that peas are full of protein, iron, zinc, and plant-specific nutrients (fiber, potassium, and folate) that provide benefits to the body. I’m used to making this pea stew with canned peas, which are pre-boiled. If you use the same, please look carefully at the ingredients list and choose the jar of peas with the least amount of salt. Because the peas in the jar contain salt, I do not add extra salt to this recipe below.

I love to feel the taste of all the ingredients that come together perfectly to create this delicious stew.

preparation time: 5 min | cooking time: 45 min | serves: 4

Pea Stew

Ingredients

400 – 500 g of pre-boiled peas from the jar
3 medium potatoes
2 medium carrots
1 large onion
4 cloves of garlic
300 ml tomato sauce
450-500 ml water
a bunch of dills
50 ml olive oil
1/2 teaspoon each of basil and black pepper




Method

  1. Peel and finely chop the onion.
  2. Put oil in a pot and add finely chopped onion. Cook it until it became glassy – about 10 minutes. While the onion is cooking, clean and cut into small pieces (to cook faster) the carrots and potatoes.
  3. Add the potatoes and carrots cut them into small pieces over the cooked onions and put enough water to cover them (around 450 ml of water).  Boil it on high heat for around 20 minutes. To boil faster, put a lid over the pot.
  4. Check carrots to be cooked, then drain the water from the jar of peas and add the peas and tomato sauce to the pot. Cook for another 15 minutes.
  5. When the vegetables were cooked, add the pressed garlic (or finely chopped according to preferences), finely chopped dill, basil, and black pepper.
  6. Mix gently so that all the ingredients were incorporated into the stew and turn off the heat.
  7. Cover the pot with a lid and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

It’s the best pea stew I’ve ever had and I’m sure you’ll feel the same way. I am so glad to be able to share such a tasty meal with you.

Good appetite! 🙂

Did you make this delicious Pea Stew? I want to see it! Tag me on Instagram @racopaz and let’s cook healthy together.


 

How long can you keep this pea stew and red sauce dishes (in general) in the refrigerator?

Well, I have noticed from my experience that for more than 3-4 days, dishes with red sauce do not last. This fact is due to the acidity of the tomatoes. Very easily the sauce can become acidic and sour and then it is indicated that the food should not be consumed.

I usually prepare such dishes on Sunday evenings. It’s a very relaxing activity for me and it’s reassuring to know that I have until Wednesday to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Oh and I forgot, if you like this recipe, I have another good recipe with the same delicious sauce 🙂 namely a vegan cauliflower stew. Cauliflower is also very healthy and I know that many of us are not very used to it and do not know how to cook it. That’s why I wanted to find a good recipe to introduce cauliflower into my diet and if you want (and I would be very happy) also into your diet. Therefore, do not forget to put this wonderful cauliflower stew on the list.




What are the benefits of eating peas?

Peas are a good source of fiber. I strongly believe that both nationally and globally people consume fiber in deficit. We all know that fiber helps digestion and it is very beneficial for our health to have good digestion. With the help of fiber, toxins are eliminated from our bodies faster and easier.

Peas also contain proteins that help maintain satiety levels for longer. It is also a rich source of vitamins (K, A, C, and the whole family of B vitamins) and minerals (calcium, iron, potassium, and phosphorus) and is a very popular vegetable that is eaten all over the world.

What dishes can we make with peas?

Until recently, I had the impression that you could only prepare peas as pea stew, and therefore I only consumed them in this form. But out of curiosity, I did a google search to see how I can still enjoy this special and super healthy vegetable. And yes! I was shocked, not just surprised, to discover how many interesting dishes there are. From salads to purees, creamy soups, soups in which peas are added, and even pea pesto, pasta, or curry.

I found it goes well with mint, thyme, rosemary, dill, pepper, curry, olive oil, and lemon juice… sensational. I can’t wait to try it myself and introduce you to as many recipes as possible with this tender vegetable.

There are so many recipes with peas mostly traditional from India, the UK, and Italy. If you know dishes with peas, please write to me. I want to try and learn more recipes 🙂

P.S. Speaking of Indian food, I fell in love with the oyster mushroom curry recipe.

Enjoy the beauty of the vegetables!


 

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