Sautéed Pea Tendrils

pea_tendrils1_transRecipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys

2 cups pea tendrils, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1–2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)


  • In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the garlic for less than 1 minute, then add grape tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes if using and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the pea tendrils and cook for 3–5 minutes or until pea tendrils are wilted and bright green.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Serves 2 as an appetizer. Prep time, 3 minutes; cook time, 5 minutes.

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