Pea Shoots with Garlic and Ginger Recipe: It Must Be Spring!


Have you ever tried pea shoots? They’re baby pea plants that are super yummy and tender with a mild flavor, a delicious spring green. So good, so easy to make, but time’s a ticking, the pea shoot season will be over soon. Go right now and buy some. You can find them at farmer’s markets. Some Asian markets will have them pre-bagged and trimmed into bite size pieces (yes!!). Look for nice fresh leafy greens (not yellow). Touch them, they should be pliable. Little white flowers are ok, lots of tendrils are iffy.

My children love this and is the only vegetable that they will request at a restaurant. It’s a great way to have them eat more vegetables if I can make it at home. 😉

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pea shoots with garlic and ginger
close up view of sauteed pea shoots
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Pea Shoots with Garlic and Ginger

Author Sharon Wong


  • 1 large bag of pea shoots volume of a basketball, about 1 pound?
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 inch slice of ginger peeled and minced
  • 1-2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Thoroughly wash pea shoots in cold water several times and trim them into 2-3 inch pieces.
  2. Blanch in boiling water in batches for a minute or so, take them out when the leaves turn green.
  3. Rinse with cold water and drain.
  4. Heat wok or large frying pan.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and sautee ginger and garlic until fragrant.
  6. Add pea shoots and sautee for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Season to taste with salt (optional)

Done! Easy peasy pea shoots.

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Welcome to Nut Free Wok, a blog about Allergy Aware Asian Fare. I hope that you will find my food allergy mom experiences helpful and enjoyable to read as I write about recipes, cooking techniques, Asian ingredients, and food allergy related awareness and advocacy issues. My professional experiences include education, teaching, and a little bit of science and computers. Thank you for visiting! ~Sharon Wong, M.Ed.


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