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Pea Shoots

Pea Shoots

Description

Sometimes confused with Pea Sprouts, Pea Shoots are the edible leaves and flowers of the Pea plant.

Applications/Techniques

Pea shoots can be used raw in salads, added to soups and stir fries or wilted/sautéed as a vegetable component.

History

Pea shoots are harvested from the growing point of the plants and should be young and tender. Choose shoots that include the top pair of small leaves (the tip), delicate tendrils attached to the young stem, and maybe a few larger leaves or even blossoms.

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