City Gardens’ CSA members got pea tops in their share this week. We took ours to Lulu’s Pizza and had Owen make us a pizza. You can, of course, make yourself a pea-top pizza at home. Make your whole pizza with whatever other toppings you want to use. Toss your pea tops in water, or balsamic vinegar like Owen used, and place them on your pizza when it’s almost done. Put the pizza back in the oven just long enough to wilt them. The same technique works great with arugula or basil.
Pea tops taste just like peas! You can also eat them in salads or stir fries. For gardeners, you can snip the tops of your peas once or twice before they begin flowering, and enjoy some delicious pea tops.
– Katie and Marty