Pea soup isn't the only way to use fresh spring peas. From spicy sandwiches to mini pancakes, here are 11 great recipes featuring peas.
1. Pea Tortilla with Mint and Yogurt
Francis Mallmann's spring version of a Spanish tortilla is like a frittata.
2. Fried Rice with Three Peas
This healthy fried rice is a great springtime vegetarian main course.
3. Green Pea Samosas (Hare Mutter Ki Samosa)
Frozen empanada wrappers make quick work of these terrific vegetarian samosas.
4. Spicy Avocado and Pea Tea Sandwiches
Tangy chile-herb dressing stars in these fast open-face sandwiches.
5. Fresh Pea and Fennel Sauté
This quick side dish is made with both sugar snap peas and freshly shelled peas.
6. Arancini with Peas and Mozarella
Arborio rice makes these rice balls deliciously creamy on the inside.
7. Mini Pea Pancakes with Herbed Yogurt
Cookbook author Georgia Pellegrini purees sweet peas into the batter of her fantastic mini pancakes.
8. Farfalle with Morels and Fresh Pea Sauce
This earthy pasta is studded with smoky bacon.
9. Easy Stovetop Green Pea and Cheese
Upgrade the classic dish with sweet bites of green pea.
10. Avocado-Green Pea Salsa
Chef Jose Enrique's colorful salsa is fantastic with baked rice dishes like arroz con pollo.
11. Three-Pea Salad
This fast salad can be made into a main course by adding shaved Manchego cheese and serrano ham.