You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Local Food Top Ten Pea Shoot Recipes (In Season Now!) Top Ten Pea Shoot Recipes (In Season Now!) by rachelshulman May 17, 2010, 3:45 am 10 Comments Like most green leafy vegetables, pea shoots – the young tendrils and leaves of the garden pea plant – are incredibly nutrient-dense. You can start looking for them at farmers markets or Asian markets in the spring and early summer. Two cups of raw pea shoots have 10 calories, zero fat, 35.5% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 15% of vitamin A, 8.75% of vitamin E, 132% of vitamin K, 10.5% of folate, 5.75% of thiamine, 7% of riboflavin, and 4.75% of vitamin B-6. They’re also chock-full of phytonutrients and antioxidants. Pea Shoot Recipes Here are my top ten vegetarian and vegan pea shoot recipes: 1. Pea Shoot Salad with Soy Vinaigrette For the soy vinaigrette, blend 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil, 1 teaspoon of dark sesame oil, 3 tablespoons of unseasoned rice wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. 2. Pea Shoot Salad with Coconut Curry Vinaigrette and Toasted Sea Vegetables For the coconut curry vinaigrette, blend 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar, and 2 teaspoons of curry powder. Sprinkle your salad with crumbled, lightly toasted nori, to taste. 3. Vietnamese-Style Stir-Fried Vegetables 1/4 cup of canola oil 1 cup of broccoli florets 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 cup of snow or snap peas, trimmed 1 onion, chopped 2 dried Thai chilies or hot red pepper flakes to taste 2 tablespoons of minced garlic 3 tablespoons of Thai fish sauce or soy sauce 2 cups of pea shoots 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook the broccoli for about a minute. Add 2 tablespoons of water and stir-fry until the broccoli is crisp-tender (about 5 minutes). Remove from the pan and repeat with the carrots and snow peas. Put a bit more oil in the pan and add the onion. Cook over high heat for 3-5 minutes, until the onion is softened. Add the chiles and garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add 1/4 cup of water, the fish sauce, and the pepper. Add the cooked vegetables back to the pan. Stir the mixture and cook until combined (about 1 minute). Add the pea shoots and stir-fry until just wilted and lightly sauced (30 seconds to a minute, depending on how delicate your pea shoots are). Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot with rice and sriracha chili sauce, if you’d like. 4. Asparagus, Fava Bean & Pea Shoot Salad 5. Ginger-Glazed Grilled Carrot and Pea Shoot Salad 6. Baby Artichoke and Pea Shoot Salad 7. Pea Shoots with Fermented Bean Curd 8. Sautéed Snow Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, and Pea Shoots 9. Soba Noodles with Pea Shoots, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Leeks 10. Stir-Fried Pea Shoots Related posts: Sunflower Shoot Salads Have You Had The Vegetarian 100? Image courtesy of cygnoir via a Creative Commons license. See more Previous article How does Save the Children Address Developing World Health Issues? Next article EPA Regulating Coal Ash 3 Comments Leave a Reply Man, I wish I’d seen this before going to the grocery store! That coconut vinaigrette sounds amazing. Reply Is there any reason not to eat the leafy greens of the mature pea plant. We’re harvesting wonderful peas, but the leaves look great too. Reply All parts of the pea plant are edible, but pea leaves and stems taste better when they’re young. As they mature, they become tough and stringy. Reply 7 Pings & Trackbacks Pingback:Frisée: The Forgotten Salad (in season now!) : Eat. Drink. Better. Pingback:What’s your favorite summer fruit or veggie? : Eat. Drink. Better. Pingback:Pasta – A perfect vehicle for summer vegetables : Eat. Drink. Better. Pingback:Salad Dressing of the Week: Nutty Vinaigrette – Eat Drink Better Pingback:Asian Ingredients for the Vegan Kitchen – Eat Drink Better Pingback:Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Leek Recipes for Fall – Eat Drink Better Pingback:Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Leek Recipes for Fall • Insteading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.