Slideshow: Peas Please! 18 Pea Recipes We Love

Spring Garden Hodgepodge of Radishes, Leeks, and Peas
Spring Garden Hodgepodge of Radishes, Leeks, and Peas

Every vegetable in the early spring farmer's market in a single pan.

Spring Garden Hodgepodge of Radishes, Leeks, and Peas

Balsamic-Glazed Ham With Basil English Peas
Balsamic-Glazed Ham With Basil English Peas

Ham and peas are a classic combination. This one gets glazed in balsamic vinegar and served with buttered peas flavored with basil.

Balsamic-Glazed Ham With Basil English Peas

Pasta with Snap Peas, Garlic, Lemon Zest, and Black Pepper
Pasta with Snap Peas, Garlic, Lemon Zest, and Black Pepper

The key to this easy vegan pasta and pea dish is a touch of cornstarch in the liquid, which helps the olive oil and pasta water emulsify into a smooth, garlicky sauce.

Pasta with Snap Peas, Garlic, Lemon Zest, and Black Pepper (vegan)

Easy Sausage and Pea Orzo Risotto
Easy Sausage and Pea Orzo Risotto

Orzo pasta gets cooked risotto-style with peas and sausage. A quick and easy spring meal.

Easy Sausage and Pea Orzo Risotto

Stir-Fried Snap Peas and Mushrooms with Fish Sauce and Basil
Stir-Fried Snap Peas and Mushrooms with Fish Sauce and Basil

A rapid-fire stir-fry of snap peas and mushrooms with a savory fish sauce and basil-based sauce.

Stir-Fried Snap Peas and Mushrooms with Fish Sauce and Basil

Seared Cod with Peas, Pancetta, and Wilted Lettuce
Seared Cod with Peas, Pancetta, and Wilted Lettuce

Tender, flaky seared cod with pancetta, lettuce, and sweet peas.

Seared Cod with Peas, Pancetta, and Wilted Lettuce

Spring Vegetable Risotto With Asparagus, Zucchini, Fava Beans, Snap Peas, and Morels
Spring Vegetable Risotto With Asparagus, Zucchini, Fava Beans, Snap Peas, and Morels

No-stir risotto flavored with morel mushroom broth and served with every spring vegetable you can think of.

Spring Vegetable Risotto With Asparagus, Zucchini, Fava Beans, Snap Peas, and Morels

Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas, with Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette
Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas, with Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette

What happens when you take all the spring vegetables you can find, blanch them, and serve them in a lemon vinaigrette with a poached egg on top? Only one way to find out...

Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas, with Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto
Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto

Easy pasta salad with English peas, tossed in pesto.

Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto

Quick Pickled Sugarsnap Peas
Quick Pickled Sugarsnap Peas

Put spring in a jar to enjoy all year 'round with these pickled sugarsnap peas!

Quick Pickled Sugarsnap Peas

Indian Shrimp with Ginger and Peas
Indian Shrimp with Ginger and Peas

Peas don't have to be all sweet and mild. Here they take a fiery twist as an ingredient an a hot Indian shrimp curry.

Indian Shrimp with Ginger and Peas

French Peas
French Peas

Why are these peas French? Because we say so! And maybe because of ham and herbs. Either way, they're delicious.

French Peas

Double Pea Pasta with Salmon
Double Pea Pasta with Salmon

Fresh peas come together with their own shoots along with flakes of salmon for this hearty-but-healthy spring dinner.

Double Pea Pasta with Salmon

Scallops with Pea Puree and Vermouth Sauce
Scallops with Pea Puree and Vermouth Sauce

Seared scallops in a vermouth-based pan sauce with a bright green pea puree.

Scallops with Pea Puree and Vermouth Sauce