The Ultimate Southern Living Veggie Plate
If you've been inspired to make your own veggie plate after reading about our favorites across the South, try this recipe on for size, and take a look at our other favorites for compiling the perfect plate.
- 2 cups fresh lady peas
- 1/4 yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 6 fresh thyme sprigs
- 4 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
- Kitchen string
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 3 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
- Black pepper
1. Bring first 4 ingredients and 1 qt. water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Tie together thyme and parsley with kitchen string. Reduce heat to low; add herb bundle, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes or until peas are just tender. Drain peas, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in peas and reserved cooking liquid; cook 2 minutes. Discard herb bundle and onion wedge. Stir in green onions and basil. Add pepper to taste. Serve immediately
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