Creamed Pearl Onions & Peas

Try this delicious Mediterranean take on traditional creamed pearl onions and peas!

A fresh & healthy alternative to the classic dish.  This recipe also takes about half the time and looks twice as good.

Za’atar is a typical Middle Eastern spice mix.  It consists of 2 parts thyme, 2 parts ground sumac, 1 part sesame seeds, & 1 part salt.  You can certainly find it in specialty stores, but is very easy to make yourself.  Sprinkle it on grilled meats, fish, & citrusy salads.

Photo Credit: Max Reichert

Creamed Pearl Onions & Peas

Creamed Pearl Onions & Peas

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8
Calories 47 kcal


  • 1 small bag of frozen pearl onions
  • 1 small bag of frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. za'atar, see above
  • olive oil to drizzle


  • Preheat oven to 450. On a cookie sheet, toss onions & peas in olive oil & salt. Bake until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl stir together yogurt & zatar. Spread on bottom of serving dish. Pile high with onions & peas. Drizzle with olive oil.


Calories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g<