Peas with Orange and Mint


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I planted mint in my garden, not realizing that it would take over, so I’ve been searching around for great recipes using mint! This one makes a great side for any dinner.

Mint is a functional food and provides many natural benefits. Because of the specific antioxidants in mint, it has been proven to relieve symptoms from seasonal allergies. Mint is a natural decongestant and is used to soothe sore throats and calm upset stomachs. It is thought that mint helps improve the flow of bile through the stomach to help speed and ease digestion. It is also used to treat discomfort related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). When used as a topical oil, mint gives a cooling sensation and can relieve headaches and migraines.

Some people may think of peas as a “starchy” vegetable. But they should not be avoided! They are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are a great source of Vitamins C, K, A and folate.


Serves 4-6


4 tbsp. olive oil
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
4 cups frozen green peas
¼ cup fresh orange juice 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp. finely chopped mint
zest of 1 (organic) orange


Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add peas, juice, and salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint and orange peel before serving.

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

Tracy helps people with chronic & mystery illness restore their health