Garden Peas, New Onions, and Basil

Preparation info
  • Makes


    generous servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Savory Way

By Deborah Madison

Published 1990

  • About

If one could use peas, onions, and basil plucked from the garden, this dish would make indifferent eaters really excited about food. To eat a bowl of fresh tender peas and new onions is a rare treat. There may be one or two weeks of the year when those who have gardens or access to a farmers’ market can have everything so fresh, but the rest of the time frozen peas can be used. They taste fine, especially with fresh basil.

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