I read about pea tendrils on Elizabeth’s blog, and I was definitely intrigued. And it was my lucky day when I went to my favorite produce market on Saturday and spotted them! As the name suggests, pea tendrils are part of the plant which produces peas.
I prepared the pea tendrils by cooking them in olive oil and garlic, and adding a splash of lemon juice at the end. They have just a hint of the flavor of fresh peas, and are not bitter like other greens. The texture reminded me of Chinese broccoli; the stalks are fairly firm and I needed to cut them with a knife in my dish. They are only available for a short season, so look for them now at your favorite produce market!