Indulge in a speedy side dish that complements any meal—peas and carrots, a classic combo. Whether you pair it with steak, rice and beans, or even vegan meatloaf, this dish stands out. But why stop there? Enjoy it solo for a satisfying meal—it's pure deliciousness with no rules.

Looking for a wholesome addition to your recipe repertoire? Look no further than this delectable peas and carrots recipe. Packed with flavor and nutrients, it's easy to make and incredibly versatile. Whether you're cooking for family or friends, this dish is sure to impress. Let's dive into the ingredients, preparation method, and important notes to ensure your dish turns out perfectly every time.

To watch the cooking video, click on the link: Ultimate Peas & Carrots Sauce Combo


- 500g of peas

- 500g of carrots

- Vegetable stock

- Vegetable oil

- 50g of animal fat (or equivalent)

- 1 large onion

- 5 cloves of garlic

- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste

- Water

- Salt to taste

Preparation Method:

1. Peel and dice the carrots into small cubes.

2. In a pot of boiling water, add vegetable stock and a tablespoon of vegetable oil.

3. Add the diced carrots and peas to the boiling water.

4. Allow the carrots and peas to cook until tender, typically around 5-7 minutes.

5. In a separate pan, heat a quarter cup of vegetable oil and add the animal fat until melted.

6. Add the chopped onion to the pan and sauté until softened.

7. Add the chopped garlic to the pan and continue sautéing for another minute or two.

8. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for a few minutes until fragrant.

9. Add a quarter cup of water to the pan and stir until well combined.

10. Once the peas and carrots are cooked, drain any excess water and transfer them to the pan with the sauce.

11. Mix everything together gently, ensuring the peas and carrots are coated evenly with the sauce.

12. Allow the dish to simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

13. Season with salt to taste.

14. Serve hot and enjoy!

Important Notes:

- Animal fat is recommended for its health benefits, but it can be substituted with vegetable oil if preferred.

- Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic and onion according to your taste preferences.

- For a richer flavor, you can use homemade Sure, here's a breakdown of the nutritional components and benefits of each ingredient:

Nutrition Value:


  - Calories: 325 (per 500g)

  - Carbohydrates: 58g

  - Protein: 20g

  - Fat: 1g

  - Sodium: 10mg

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

  - Vitamins: High in Vitamin A, C, K, and B vitamins like folate

  - Minerals: Rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc

Benefits: Peas are a good source of plant-based protein, dietary fiber, and various essential vitamins and minerals. They support digestion, heart health, and may help in weight management.


  - Calories: 210 (per 500g)

  - Carbohydrates: 49g

  - Protein: 4g

  - Fat: 1g

  - Sodium: 210mg

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

  - Vitamins: High in Vitamin A, C, K, and B vitamins like B6

  - Minerals: Rich in potassium, phosphorus, and manganese

Benefits: Carrots are known for their high beta-carotene content, which supports eye health. They also provide antioxidants, promote skin health, and may aid in weight loss.

Vegetable Stock:

  - Nutritional content varies based on ingredients used, but generally low in calories and high in flavor.

Benefits: Vegetable stock adds depth of flavor to dishes without adding many calories. It can contain some vitamins and minerals depending on the vegetables used to make it.

Vegetable Oil:

  - Calories: 1920 (per 500ml, approximate for vegetable oil)

  - Fat: 218g

Benefits: Vegetable oil provides healthy fats and is a good source of vitamin E. It adds richness and moisture to dishes.

Animal Fat (or equivalent):

  - Calories: 450 (per 50g, approximate for animal fat)

  - Fat: 50g

  - Cholesterol: 50mg (approximate)

Benefits: Animal fat provides flavor and richness to dishes. While high in saturated fats, it can add depth of flavor, especially when used sparingly.


  - Calories: 64 (per large onion)

  - Carbohydrates: 15g

  - Protein: 2g

  - Fat: 0g

  - Sodium: 4mg

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

  - Vitamins: High in Vitamin C and B vitamins like B6

  - Minerals: Rich in potassium and manganese

Benefits: Onions add flavor and aroma to dishes. They contain antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.


  - Calories: 20 (per 5 cloves)

  - Carbohydrates: 4g

  - Protein: 1g

  - Fat: 0g

  - Sodium: 5mg

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

  - Vitamins: High in Vitamin C and B vitamins like B6

  - Minerals: Rich in manganese and phosphorus

Benefits: Garlic is known for its immune-boosting properties and may help lower blood pressure and improve heart health.

Tomato Paste:

  - Calories: 30 (per 2 tablespoons)

  - Carbohydrates: 7g

  - Protein: 1g

  - Fat: 0g

  - Sodium: 20mg

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

  - Vitamins: High in Vitamin C, K, and B vitamins like niacin

  - Minerals: Contains potassium and manganese

Benefits: Tomato paste adds richness and tanginess to dishes. It's rich in antioxidants like lycopene and supports heart health.


  - No calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, or cholesterol

Benefits: Water is essential for hydration and helps in various bodily functions, including digestion, nutrient absorption, and temperature regulation.


  - No calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, or cholesterol

Benefits: Salt enhances flavor and can help balance electrolytes in the body. However, excessive salt intake should be avoided as it can lead to high blood pressure and other health issues.vegetable stock.

- This recipe serves four individuals, but it can be easily doubled or halved to accommodate your needs.

- Serve this dish as a side to your favorite main course or enjoy it on its own with a slice of crusty bread.

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