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French Peas

Claire Wright


Serves: 6

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 7 mins


500g fresh or frozen peas

2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or use olive oil)

1/2 pack bacon lardons

4 spring onions

1 head Little Gem or Baby Romaine lettuce

125ml water or stock

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


Kitchen Ninja

Recipe created for Veg Power by Claire Wright. Food photography by Claire Wright |

Claire Wright from shares 3 simple ways to prepare peas that the whole family will enjoy.

These French peas are a classic recipe that’s classy and yummy. Perfect alongside cooked meat, fish, more veg, or, well, pretty much anything!


Finely slice the spring onions and roughly chop the lettuce. In a frying pan or large saucepan, fry the bacon in the butter for 3-4 minutes until cooked and just starting to crisp up, adding the spring onions for the last minute to soften. Add in the lettuce, peas and half a glass of water or stock (125ml). Simmer for another 2-3 minutes until the lettuce is wilted, peas are cooked, and water or stock has mostly evaporated. Season with salt & pepper (a squeeze of lemon is lovely here, too), and serve with your main course.

Kids in the kitchen:

Get the kids to tear up the lettuce and show them how to safely stir the ingredients in the pan. Have them half fill a glass with water or stock and help them pour it into the pan carefully.

Claire Wright

Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.

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