Along with fava beans and ramps, sweet grean peas mark the beginnings of the bounty of spring produce. Though they go well in virtually any spring vegetarian recipe, they also add a pop of freshness to meaty mains and starchy sides. Buying whole pods? Simply snap into them to extract the seeds. Add morels, mint, and shallots to peas to make a scrumptious side that embodies the freshness of spring. For a light dinner, there’s an endless number of possibilities to add peas in pasta. Pasta primavera is a classic, but you can also throw peas in with shrimp and cranberries to create an amazingly flavorful pasta dish. To go a little off the beaten path, put peas in Pad Thai for a spring twist on the Asian classic. Here are our best recipes to help you use all the peas spring can throw at you.