Leeks & peas in lemon butter

Leeks & peas in lemon butter

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins


Serves 6 - 8
You get two veg for the price of one pan with this veggie side dish, and it's a good source of vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal111
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.14g
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  • 6 leek, each one cut on the angle into 5-6 pieces



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 250g frozen petits pois
  • 50g cold butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Boil the leeks in salted water for 6 mins until tender, but still holding their shape. Drain, leaving a little water in the pan, then return the leeks to the pan. Place over a low heat and stir in the peas and butter, cooking until the butter has melted and the peas are hot. Add the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper and serve straight away.

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Comments (4)

lizleicester's picture

Soggy, unappetising and a very disappointing way to cook leeks.

Rachel1195's picture

tasted horrible! Also when i added the butter the peas went a weird colour like i'd overcooked them - not too appetising.

ctrlclick00's picture

Easiest meal I’ve made. I added a few extra vegetables.

eleanormayo's picture

Like the idea of this but felt the timings were rather out - the leeks needed longer than stated, by which time the peas were overcooked! I would probably steam the leeks next time.

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