Peas and Escarole (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)


This recipe was adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers by the Moosewood Collective

“This quick side dish is so green and fresh-tasting that it seems the essence of spring, although with a package of frozen green peas, you can make it any time of year. Peas and escarole enhance each other wonderfully because of their contrasting tastes and textures. We suggest using organic ingredients whenever possible. Pair this delicious side with pasta or chicken—it’s especially tasty with our Moosewood Spicy Penne Puttanesca … and Organic Classics Chicken Marsala.”


Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 10-ounce package of frozen petite sweet peas (2 cups)
  • 1 8-ounce head of escarole
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • generous pinches of salt, black pepper, and sugar

Defrost the peas by placing them in a colander and running hot tap water over them for a minute. Thoroughly rinse the escarole and cut it into fine shreds (about 4 cups).
In a skillet on medium heat, sauté the escarole in the oil or butter for a minute or two, until bright green and wilted. Add the peas, salt, pepper, and sugar and cook, stirring constantly, just until the peas are hot, a minute or two.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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