Palo Verde Peas

Palo Verde Peas are much more tender and green than any garden pea.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 scant tablespoon butter
  • 2 small fresh tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon green chiles, chopped
  • Few drops of soy sauce
  • 1 cup palo verde peas, shucked *

* Pick the peas green on the tree before they dry. Shuck them at once and freeze them in double plastic bags.


  1. Sauté onion and garlic until clear in butter.
  2. Dice tomatoes into pan.
  3. Stir in green chiles and soy sauce.
  4. Blend, then add palo verde peas. Cook gently a few minutes and serve at once.