Green peas seasoned with crumbled chorizo, onions, garlic, and mint and served over rice.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I visited a downtown Houston restaurant called Blacksmith. This quaint coffee shop served up the most delicious breakfast on their outdoor patio which was so nice to enjoy on a comfortable Sunday morning.
Two of their menu offerings inspired me to create new recipes for One Dish Kitchen. The Smoked Salmon with Eggs and Pesto, which I shared recently and now, this easy peas and mint recipe made with chorizo.
When thinking about creating new recipes, the combination of chorizo, peas and mint would never have crossed my mind. I was so intrigued when I saw it listed on the menu, I knew right away that I had to try it.
Peas With Mint And Chorizo
My version of peas with mint is quite different than the one we ate at Blacksmiths. While I loved the idea of their dish, I tasted only chorizo and peas and not much else. Although it was tasty, I wanted more mint in my version.
In my minty peas recipe, you won't find any shortage of spice or flavor.
See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.
- olive oil
- chopped onions
- mint leaves
- cotija cheese
What Is Chorizo?
In this recipe, I recommend using Mexican chorizo. This type of chorizo is made with ground pork and its red color comes from spicy peppers.
Chorizo can be found in most grocery stores.
How To Make Spicy Peas With Mint
- Heat the oil in a small skillet on medium-low heat. Add the chorizo and cook until browned, about 10 minutes, breaking up any large pieces. Remove the cooked chorizo from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
- Place the skillet back on the stove and add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the peas and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Stir in the cooked chorizo.
- Remove pan from the heat and stir in the mint. Serve over rice and top with crumbled Cotija cheese
What To Do With Leftover Ingredients
If you have any ingredients left over from this recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:
Mint: Mint Julep
Rice: Rice Pudding
Cotija cheese: Chicken Fajitas
What To Serve With Peas
This makes an excellent main dish when served over rice or orzo pasta. You could leave off the rice and serve just the peas and chorizo with any of these single serving recipes:
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Spicy Peas With Mint For One
See the post above for expert tips,
FAQs and ways to use leftover ingredients.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 6 ounces Chorizo , removed from casing and crumbled
- ¼ cup chopped onions
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1 cup peas
- 2 mint leaves , torn
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 2-3 tablespoons crumbled Cotija cheese
- Heat the oil in a small skillet on medium-low heat.
- Add the chorizo and cook until browned, about 10 minutes, breaking up any large pieces.
- Remove the cooked chorizo from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
- Place the skillet back on the stove and add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the peas and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
- Stir in the cooked chorizo. Remove pan from the heat and stir in the mint.
- Serve over rice and top with crumbled Cotija cheese
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.