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Snow peas: 30 recipes to cook them with taste – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Snow peas: 30 recipes to cook them with taste

Today we discover the snow peas and many recipes to enjoy them. Also known as “everything” peasare legumes of which, unlike most legumes, in addition to the seeds the pod is also eaten which is green, wide and flat. They appear in spring and can be enjoyed throughoutsummer.

Snow peas: what they are and how to cook them

They should not be confused with green beans or even with peas still in their pods, and they are not the same thing as green peas. From the point of view nutritional snow peas are halfway between legumes and vegetables: the protein content is medium, the energy intake is moderate, while they are rich in fibre, vitamin and mineral salts. To cook them, just wash them, clean them and remove the ends cook them in boiling water for about ten minutes. After cooking, the snow peas can be enjoyed simply season with salt and oil or you can use them to compose side dishes and more elaborate dishes. Here are some ideas.

Recipes with snow peas: appetizers

If you want to enjoy snow peas in an appetizer we give you three options: a vegetarian one with Clafoutis of asparagus, snow peas and peas; one with meat, that is Snow peas, green beans, courgette flowers and diced chicken; finally, one with fish: Shrimps, asparagus, snow peas and mayonnaise.

Recipes with snow peas: first courses

We can also use snow peas to create a seasoning for first courses: for pasta as in the recipe for Linguine, snow peas, spring onions and calamaribut also for couscous as in the recipe of Couscous with onion, snow peas and cherry tomatoeswithout forgetting the Dumplings with snow peas.

Vegetarian side dishes and main courses with snow peas

Mixed with other vegetables with unusual seasonings, snow peas become salads and vegetarian main courses. Take inspiration from these recipes: Balsamic mix of snow peas and snow peas, Salad of snow peas and baked onions, Saor of green beans, snow peas and sage with aïoli sauce, Courgettes, snow peas and spring onions with pistachio and basil crumbs, Snow peas and spring onion salad with tahini cream, Snow peas and carrots with aromatic bread, Potato cakes with a heart of snow peas and agretti, Baked onions, snow peas and dill sauce, Endive and snow peas with red onion, Glazed carrots, peas and snow peas.

Snow peas with meat

Here’s how we accompanied second courses of meat with snow peas: Rosé roast with snow peas and curried cashews, Rabbit burger with snow peas, Warm rabbit and snow peas salad, Meatball skewers with snow peas and beans, Briquette of snow peas with ham, Sautéed snow peas with shallots and bacon, Chicken, snow peas and avocado salad.

Snow peas with fish

Snow peas are also excellent paired with fish. Try these recipes: Scampi with potatoes and snow peas, Pan of octopus, snow peas and green beans, Sea bass on broad bean biscuits and snow peas with turmeric sauce, Mackerel, caramelized onions and snow peas, Salad of snow peas, buffalo mozzarella and anchovies, Snow peas, spring onions and mozzarella.

Chickpea salad: simple, but tasty with this recipe – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

La Cucina Italiana

If I think to the chickpea salad i immediately come to mind summer luncheswhen it’s so hot that just the idea of ​​cooking becomes a nightmare but the hunger – as always – is great, despite the high temperatures.

It is precisely in these moments that in mine brain a light bulb goes on and I remember I have that in the pantry jar of chickpeas ready made that I forgot I had. Instead he is there, ready to be used and to do me happygiving me a tasty, quick and fresh lunch or dinner!

The chickpea salad, then, is completed before my eyes with what I have in it refrigerator: tomatoes, olives, onions, celery, cheese (feta for example is a perfect match with chickpeas) but also the avocadoThe tuna, everything you like! I prepared it like this in the last few days and I must say that everyone liked it!

Chickpea salad: the recipe


  • 400 g of pre-cooked chickpeas
  • 500 g of cherry tomatoes or date tomatoes
  • 200 g of black olives
  • 1 onion
  • basil to taste
  • lemon juice to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • pepper as needed
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste


1. Start preparing the chickpea salad by draining the chickpeas well legumes and then washing them carefully under running water to eliminate the preservation liquid.

2. Add the chickpeas in a large container and then season it with the juice of one lemon and a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil, stirring them delicately and letting them flavor for about ten minutes.

3. In the meantime, cut the halved cherry tomatoes and peel and cut the onion into the shape you like best, then adding the two ingredients in the bowl with the chickpeas.

4. Also add the chopped olives and the finely chopped basil.

5. Season the chickpea salad with a little more oil and season with salt and pepper.

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