Are you looking for a hearty green pea stew recipe that everyone will love? Look no further! Serve your tasty green peas with roasted cauliflower florets that are super-nutritious, look wonderful on a serving plate, and are healthy and delicious when cooked in the Air Fryer.

This is a low-calorie and low-fat meal with 9.5grams of protein per serving. It also contains a significant amount of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin A, and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, and copper. For an oil-free version, simply avoid olive oil and use water to sauté veggies; for a more satisfying meal, just serve it with a couple of olives.

This punched-up vegetable dish calls for simple aromatics like garlic, dill, and bay leaf, but feel free to add your favourite spice blends. 

Quick Peas with Cauliflower Recipe

This green peas with roasted cauliflower recipe is perfect for batch cooking; just heat and enjoy later in the week. This ultimate combination of green peas and cauliflower is pure perfection.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine European
Servings 4
Calories 219 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Soup Pot
  • air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 small celery stalk chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 400 g green peas frozen and thawed
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500 ml tomato sauce
  • 100 ml water
  • 400 g cauliflower florets frozen and thawed

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, sauté the onion for about 4 minutes, until tender and translucent.
  • Sauté the carrot and celery for about 4 minutes, until they’ve softened.
  • Then, sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds or so.
  • Add green peas, spices, tomato sauce, and water and stir to combine. Tun the heat to a simmer and let it cook for 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, brush the cauliflower florets with cooking oil and transfer them to the Air Fryer cooking basket.
  • Roast the cauliflower florets at 180 degrees C for about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, you can roast the cauliflower in the preheated oven at 200 degrees F for about 20 minutes).
  • Discard bay leaves, ladle green peas into serving bowls, and top them with roasted cauliflower florets. Garnish with herbs, if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

I used frozen cauliflower for this recipe since it is softer than raw cauliflower, once it’s thawed. If you are planning to use raw cauliflower, I recommend blanching it before roasting.
Do not forget to discard bay leaves. Otherwise, they will continue to infuse their characteristic pungent flavour into the dish and can make it bitter.

Nutrition

Serving: 420gCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 31.5gProtein: 9.5gFat: 7.8g
Keyword Green peas, Healthy, Roasted Cauliflower, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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