Some days call for an easy, simple supper. This tasty egg dish with peas, spring onions, garlic and tomatoes is not only easy but also wholesome and gluten-free. Fresh peas work wonderfully if you can get them, though frozen peas are a great alternative too. Their natural sweetness and texture go so well with the eggs, along with garlic, tomatoes and spring (green) onions.
We Turks love eggs; for instance, Menemen, Turkish style scrambled eggs with peppers and tomatoes is a national favorite. Eggs done different ways take the centerpiece during our leisurely weekend Turkish breakfast, my favorite meal of the day. We also turn to eggs for an easy, light supper like this one with peas. Flavored with the pungent cumin and spicy red pepper flakes (if you wish), this meal gets ready in no time and so satisfying. You can serve Cacik dip with yoghurt and cucumbers or the lovely lamb’s lettuce/purslane salad with garlic yoghurt aside. Make sure to have some flat breads or a nice crusty loaf aside to mop up the delicious juices.
- 250 gr/ 9 oz. fresh or frozen peas
- 3 spring (green) onions, finely chopped
- 1-2 small garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
- 4 medium free range eggs
- 45 ml / 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 5 ml / 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 5 ml / 1 tsp. red pepper flakes or chili flakes
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Flat breads or crusty bread to serve
- If using fresh peas, place them in a small saucepan and cover with hot water. Boil gently for 2- 3 minutes. If using frozen peas, gently boil for 3-4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to retain their color and firmness.
- Heat the olive oil in a wide pan. Stir in the spring (green) onions, garlic and tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.
- Add the cooked peas to the pan and combine all the vegetables well.
- Crack the eggs over the vegetable mixture, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Also sprinkle ground cumin and red pepper flakes or chili flakes over the eggs.
- Cook the eggs for about 4-5 minutes (or a little longer if you prefer) over low to medium heat, until the eggs are just done. I like mine when the egg white is set and the yolk is a little on the runny side.
- Serve hot with flat breads or a nice crusty loaf aside to mop up the delicious juices.
this looks wonderful and i just got some wonderful fresh eggs!
Many thanks Jaz, very kind!
Özlem’ciğim, The fresh peas have just started to appear in the market a couple of weeks ago and we’ve already made pea soup and enginar salatası. This looks like a great addition to our pea repertoire – thanks. BTW, last night we made your recipe for karnabahar mucver for the second time – really yummy. Kendine iyi bak. Çok öpüyorum xoxo J
Merhaba Jolee’cigim, cok tesekkurler : ) Always lovely to get your note, enjoy the lovely fresh peas at home – this one hits the spot with us egg lovers, peas work really well in the mixture. So happy you’ve been enjoying Karnabahar mucveri – afiyet olsun : ) Cok sevgilerimle, Ozlem xxx
A definite addition to my huge Parsi collection of egg recipes! Love the thought of eggs over green peas with fragrant cumin and red chili flakes. This is just my kind of meal:) xxPeri.
Many thanks dear Peri, we share love of eggs amongst many things and I love your Parsi style eggs! Glad you enjoyed this post, afiyet olsun!: ) Ozlem xx
Looks lovely and with a pack of frozen peas in just about every kitchen in the land, very easy to produce.
Thank you BB, I agree with you, we love peas and this dish is another way to enjoy them in a simple way, sevgiler, Ozlem
Ohh, that looks lovely and refreshing and summery. Simple is best so often when it comes to food! 🙂 Love the colours.
Thank you Julia, we often turn to simple dishes like this, time saver and still packed with flavor – many thanks for stopping by!:)
I made this for our dinner tonight. So easy and so delicious. I also added a bit of spicy salami which went really well. A perfect Sunday night dinner. Thanks Ozlem.
Merhaba Sarah, many thanks for your kind notes, so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Spicy salami is a lovely addition too, afiyet olsun, Ozlem