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 leeks, 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • juice ½ lemon



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


  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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25th Jan, 2015
Soggy, unappetising and a very disappointing way to cook leeks.
21st Apr, 2013
tasted horrible! Also when i added the butter the peas went a weird colour like i'd overcooked them - not too appetising.
13th Nov, 2011
Easiest meal I’ve made. I added a few extra vegetables.
6th Apr, 2010
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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