Leek and garden pea braise

Leek and garden pea braiseSweet mild leeks, garden peas, lettuce and mint provide an explosion of fresh garden flavours in this gorgeous green side dish.

Leek and garden pea braise
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook time: Ready in under 15 minutes
  • Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • SP Perfect for Extra Easy SP
  • Syns per serving:


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 large leeks, thinly sliced
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 400g frozen garden peas
  • 2 baby cos lettuce, outer leaves removed, cut into 8 wedges
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mint


  1. Spray a medium non-stick saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the garlic and leek and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 -2 minutes.
  3. Add the peas and lettuce and cook, covered, for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  4. Season to taste and transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle over the mint and serve immediately.

Tip: For a change, substitute the lettuce for spinach leaves.

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