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  1. Watch how to make these vinaigrette peas
  2. Herb & Vinaigrette Peas Recipe

Recently while talking with friends about my Easter planning, it was brought to my attention that not everyone plans an Easter celebration. What?!? Ok, I admit it: if there is an inkling of a holiday, I am there. Period. I am planning ahead the meal, the table, the dessert, and of course keeping in mind the family I’ll be spending the meal with. The more I look into my love of holidays, I realize the importance my family members played growing up. Both of my grandmas and mom made every holiday something special, creating meals and memories that will never leave me.

For me, Easter always starts at an early church service (hello sunrise!), then the regular service followed by a noon meal. Usually, the meal is hosted by my paternal grandma who, bless her heart, still refuses to let any of us bring any food. I hope I can always prepare and serve a meal as she does!

Even though I’ll be at her home for this holiday, I still love to experiment with the dishes I could serve. This year, I’ve narrowed it down to two garden-inspired side dishes, one citrusy main, and a light dessert. To start, these herbed peas are simple and perfect for a spring meal. Lightly dressed in a vinaigrette, they have extra oomph and flavor: a side dish with the flavor turned up.

These are delicious warm or at room temperature!

Blue plate filled with serving of herb and vinaigrette peas with potatoes and slice of ham in background
Top down view of ham with slices taken out sitting on marble surface with peas and potatoes and plates filled with servings all over
Make sure to get the ham recipe and the potatoes recipe!

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Watch how to make these vinaigrette peas

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White bowl filled with vinaigrette peas sitting on marble table with ham and potatoes in other dishes along with pink flowers

Herb & Vinaigrette Peas

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Easter is a holiday that requires some of the classics. And while this herb-heavy vinaigrette peas dish is not a traditional classic, peas as a side dish definitely are! With bright flavors and herb notes, the peas are a perfect complement to any main dish or other side dishes that are served!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp minced tarragon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high.
    3 tbsp olive oil
  • Add onion, salt, and pepper and sauté until softened, 3-5 minutes.
    ¼ cup diced onion, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper
  • Remove from heat and add the mustard and honey, mixing to dissolve the honey.
    2 tsp Dijon mustard, 2 tsp honey
  • Add the minced tarragon and lemon juice. Whisk to combine and set aside.
    1 tbsp minced tarragon, 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Steam shelled and prepared peas over simmering water fitted with a steamer basket. Steam until peas are tender, about 4-6 minutes. Personally, I like mine slightly less done.
    6 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • Remove from steamer and pour into a large bowl. Pour on prepared vinaigrette and toss peas in vinaigrette.
  • Garnish with more tarragon and serve.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 21.5gProtein: 7.2gFat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 1.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 576.3mgPotassium: 232.9mgFiber: 6.2gSugar: 9.1gVitamin A: 138.7IUVitamin C: 26.7mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2.2mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Cooking

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