Pea Shoots

I will admit it...I love peas.  I really do.  My mom said when I was a little kid, I would always say, "More peas pweas."  I even eat them frozen right out of the bag.  Is that weird? 

Anyway, the past couple of gardening seasons, I have been growing shell peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas.  The problem is that fresh peas are in season for only a few weeks and...well, I want peas all the time.  A few weeks ago, I read somewhere that you can actually eat the pea plant itself, aka pea shoots.  I decided I would throw some of my leftover pea seed in a disposable pie dish with some dirt and see what happened.

In less than 2 weeks, I was awarded with pea shoots about a foot long that were ready to harvest.

So what did they taste like?  Well, they tasted just like yummy fresh peas!  It's amazing.  Who knew?  I didn't have very many, so I just sauteed them up with a teeny bit of butter and a clove of garlic.  Yum!  Perfect super healthy side dish.  You could also add them raw to a salad or throw them in with some pasta. 

I'm getting ready to plant some more right now.  Growing pea shoots is fun!  Have you ever seen pea shoots available at a store or the farmer's market? 


  1. I love frozen peas! It's a snack my Dad used to give us while he cooked. I think they're delish! I look forward to following your journey!
    Best of luck!!


  2. I'm so glad I'm not the only one. LOL! Everyone in my family thinks I'm crazy that I eat them frozen. :)