Homemade Wasabi Green Peas

We love heat in food. We love wasabi green peas–these little hot cruncy cuties are very popular. However, sometimes the wasabi is a bit too much for me. I also don’t like the fact that these peas use added starch and added sugar. So I made them at home with no additional starch and sugar. They are so easy to make, healthy, and yummy! They can be added to your favorite trail mix or mixed with Crunchy Chickpeas for your happy hour.  If you have olive oil, green peas, and matcha tea (or sencha powder) in your pantry or freezer, all you need is ‘wasabi’, which you can find in the Asian food section of most  grocery stores. The “Wasabi” flavor of these peas is very present–the heat is just right. You don’t have to fear the batch you just grabbed might have a “heat bomb”. The secret is the addition of “matcha” or green tea powder. Try and experience the magic of Umami (ooh-mah-me), the so-called ‘fifth taste.’  Umami is a ‘meaty,’ and savory flavor, and adds depth, fullness, and an extra sense of satisfaction to foods. Green tea is a great source of Umami and is easy to mix into all kinds of foods. Our Crunchy Chickpeas use Green Tea Umami. Hope you will try them both.

Homemade Wasabi Green Peas

Ingredients:

2 cups Peas, frozen

2 tsp Olive Oil, divide

1 tsp Wasabi Paste

1 tsp Matcha Powder

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Thaw frozen peas and let them rest on paper towels for about 15 min. Spread the peas in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil over peas and stir till well coated. Bake them for about 35-50 minutes. Stir every 10 min so that they all get roasted evenly.

  2. While peas are roasting, mix 1 tsp olive oil, wasabi paste and matcha together.

  3. When peas are roasted, remove from oven and coat with the matcha-wasabi paste. (The heat from the peas helps to soften the paste so peas get coated nicely.) Cool them completely and munch away! 

homemade wasabi green peas

Homemade Wasabi Green Peas

AvatarKiyomi
Healthy, yummy homemade wasabi green peas with no additional starch and sugar.
Course Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 Cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Peas, frozen
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 tsp Wasabi Paste
  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Thaw frozen peas and let them rest on paper towels for about 15 min. Spread the peas in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil over peas and stir till well coated. Bake them for about 35-50 minutes. Stir every 10 min so that they all get roasted evenly.
  • While peas are roasting, mix 1 tsp olive oil, wasabi paste and matcha together.
  • When peas are roasted, remove from oven and coat with the matcha-wasabi paste. (The heat from the peas helps to soften the paste so peas get coated nicely.) Cool them completely and munch away! 
Keyword Matcha, Wasabi Green Peas

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