The vibrant and healthy Levanter Vegan Dish 2: Green Peas pays tribute to the abundance of green vegetables and herbs. The fresh greens, aromatic spices, and nutritious components in this dish have been inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean.
Green peas are great sources of Vitamin A & C, manganese, iron, calcium, and potassium. They are also rich in fiber which helps to keep your tummy full for a longer run. Yet we pay little attention to this green goddess. Regardless you are following a vegan or non-vegan diet, it is essential to consume green peas on a regular basis.
Today I will share a traditional Levanter way of cooking the peas but you can also include them in your meal prep list with steamed veggies, in salads, in smoothies, or as pea puree and pea soup.
To prepare this vibrant Levanter Vegan Dish 2: Green peas, gather the following ingredients:
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1 cup of green peas
- 1 cup fresh kale leaves, stems removed and chopped
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup snap peas, ends trimmed
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh herbs (such as parsley or cilantro) for garnish
How to Prepare Quinoa:
- The bitterness of the quinoa can be removed by rinsing it in cool water.
- In a saucepan, combine the quinoa and 2 cups of water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15–20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, from the time it first begins to boil. Don’t mess with it.
Preparing the Aromatics and Vegetables:
- Olive oil should be warmed over medium heat in a large skillet.
- Cook the onion and garlic until they are brown and fragrant.
- Then, throw in some snap peas, broccoli florets, kale, zucchini, and spinach for good measure. After only a few minutes in the pan, the greens should be tender and somewhat wilted.
Blending and seasoning the ingredients:
- As you sprinkle the ground cumin and coriander over the sautéed greens, give the mixture a good stir to ensure that the vegetables are well coated with the spices.
- After the quinoa has finished cooking, throw in the greens, herbs, and seasonings.
- Season with salt and pepper, and then drizzle the mixture with fresh lemon juice. Stir the ingredients together to mix them thoroughly and disperse the flavors.
Putting It All Together:
- Serve the Levanter Vegan Dish 2: Green on individual plates or a serving platter.
- Garnish your dish with some fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro to amp up the flavor and add a burst of brightness.
Levanter Vegan Dish 2: Green highlights the vibrant colors and healthful properties of green vegetables. This plant-based cuisine is not only nutritious but also delicious, thanks to its use of a wide range of fresh ingredients and aromatic spices. Whether you’re a dedicated vegan or just attempting to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, the Levanter Vegan Dish 2: Green is a tasty option that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied.