mint and pea sauce w fish

Mint and Pea Sauce

This is one of my all time favorite sauces. I’ve  used it as a pasta sauce, tucked it in panini, spread it on crostini, and it’s sublime with lamb — but I’m most partial to serving it either under, on, or alongside seared-roasted salmon fillets.

It’s an explosion of summer in the midst of a winters day. It’s a ray of sunshine on a warm summers day … in other words, you can’t go wrong serving it any time!

It’s quick and uncomplicated, only six ingredients. A pop of color to brighten your table, (yet unlike many green sauces, it doesn’t brown as it oxidizes). Delicious, with the effervescent charm of mint and sublime sweetness of peas.

mint and pea sauce


1 x 16 oz bag of frozen Sweet Peas, defrosted on a plate until soft

1 bunch of Fresh Mint, well washed and dried

1 Garlic clove, grated

1/4-1/3 cup olive oil

1 tsp Diamond Kosher Salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground coarse Pepper

1/2 lemon, juiced (approx. 2 tbsp)

mint and peas3 mint and peas in mini chop 2 mint and peas finishedCombine all ingredients in a mini chop or blender. Blend until smooth.

Taste. Add more salt, pepper or lemon juice if needed.

10 thoughts on “Mint and Pea Sauce

  1. Jaci

    Making this!!!! Do you have a picture of it with salmon or can you post a recipe for the salmon you would serve this with?

    1. susan Post author

      Hi Jaci! The feature picture has both the Mint and Pea Sauce and a platter of Salmon.
      With very fresh salmon I often use only kosher salt, pepper and a bit of olive oil, especially when coupled with such a flavorful sauce. Enjoy!

      1. jaci

        ah! i feel so silly! for some reason my phone didn’t load all of the pics! Wow…Love how that dish looks! May I ask a silly Q….How do you cook your salmon? Cant wait to make this!!!! I feel like this is something I can do! Thank you!!

    1. susan Post author

      Thanks — it is!!
      It would be wonderful on halibut or cod. If you’re not partial to fish altogether it pairs beautifully with lamb and nicely finishes off simple grilled chicken.
      It’s delicious with lentils, (and some of the heartier grains like farro), and grilled vegetables, and feta and goat’s cheese. Sharing mint from Greek tzatziki, they are tasty together on the same plate. Fabulous spread on a crusty bread and topped with parmesan cheese — or nothing!
      I’ve made a great light meal of Mint and Pea Sauce, grilled bread, cheese, salad and wine … let me know how you use the sauce!

  2. debbie gorman

    i was making the mint and pea sauce for the salmon but it didn’t quite make it to the table. my family ate it by the spoonful, so back to the blender i go!! yummy!!


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