Fresh Peas with Vegan “Bacon”

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 cups shelled fresh peas
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion (1 small)
  • 45 strips of meatless bacon, chopped (we use Lightlife Smart Bacon)
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Lemon pepper to taste (optional)


  1. In a large soup pot, bring salted water to a boil. Place the shelled peas on a steaming basket en gently drop it in the boiling water. Cook for about 2 minutes
  2. In the mean time, prepare a large bowl with iced water
  3. Remove the basket from boiling water and gently place it into the ice water bath. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then remove and drain the water. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, heat olive oil, add chopped onions and cook until translucent
  5. Add “bacon” and cook for 2-3 minutes
  6. Add peas, salt, pepper and lemon zest. Cook for an additional 6-8 minutes.
  7. ENJOY! From May I have that recipe