Buttered peas & leeks

Buttered peas & leeks

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 8
A simple side for your roast dinner, which counts towards your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal107
  • fat6g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.17g
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  • 4 leeks, finely sliced



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

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 400ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 500g frozen peas
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Gently soften the leeks in butter and oil in your largest pan for 15-20 mins until almost meltingly soft. You can soften the leeks up to a day ahead, then just reheat in the pan before continuing the recipe. Stir in the stock, bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins. Stir in the peas and spring onions for 3-5 mins more until the peas are defrosted and cooked through, then season and serve.

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1st May, 2019
Beautiful way to eat vegetables. Served with fish pie for guests and it went down very well. I only used butter instead of mixing in olive oil. Had it twice since. It’s now a firm favourite. I agree with the other comment though to use less stock, 200ml was enough for me
22nd Apr, 2014
Made this last night, very good. Probably didn't need quite as much stock as the recipe states. Added a touch of lemon juice at the end.
24th Dec, 2012
Going to do this for christmas dinner, can you make this the day before or does it need to be done on the day. thanks
27th Sep, 2012
Very simple to make and very tasty too.
8th Jun, 2012
Really light but tasty way to enjoy these vegetables, frozen sweetcorn is a nice addition too. You don't need as much butter as stated if you want to lower the fat content. We have it week nights with toad in the hole, no gravy needed!
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1st Apr, 2012
I made it for dinner tonight with stuffed chicken breasts. I didn't have green onions but used chives from my herb garden instead. Very easy to make and delicious.
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7th Mar, 2012
Tasty, easy and really different side dish. this will most definitely be done again!
29th May, 2011
This is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes ever. I tried it a few months ago when I had unexpected guests and the only vegetables I had in were leeks and frozen peas. Found the recipe in a panic and rustled it up. Everybody loved it and now it's a family favourite. Just try it, you won't be disappointed.
1st May, 2011
Did this for a big family meal and got many good comments about it. Even no veg eaters liked it!
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