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Carrot Ribbons and Peas

Carrot Ribbons and Peas

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 8 t0 10 minutes

Spring is the perfect time to introduce kids to vegetables, especially in-season carrots and peas. This simple recipe makes carrots more inviting by making them look like pasta. All it takes is a veggie peeler and a quick saute and you have yourself an irresistibly delicious side dish fitting for any meal.

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • 4 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs like parsley or thyme, optional


makes 4 servings

How to make it

  1. With a vegetable peeler, peel the carrots into long ribbons.
  2. In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrot ribbons and saute until the carrots begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Next, add peas and saute for an additional 3 minutes or until the peas are cooked and are bright green. Add salt to taste and herbs, if using. Serve.