Crisp, crunchy, bright green, and oh-so-yummy, snap peas are jam-packed with flavor and super fast to make!
Sugar snap peas are perfect from the farmers market but they’re a great choice to buy at the grocery all year long too! They’re fresh and crisp great cooked or raw!
Sugar Snap Peas vs. Snow Peas
Snap peas should not be confused with snow peas!
Snow pea pods are flatter and snap pea pods are more rounded. Snap peas are definitely jucier with larger peas inside and they’re a bit sweeter.
You can eat the entire pod (and peas) of both varieties and either variety can be used interchangeably in most recipes.
How to Cook Snap Peas
The bold flavors of garlic & ginger are mixed with soy sauce and sesame seeds to create the sauce for this dish!
- Saute garlic and ginger in olive oil (per recipe below).
- Add snap peas and soy sauce. Cook until tender (about 5 min).
- Add in sesame oil, garnish with sesame seeds and serve.
Additions: Add in some chopped canned water chestnuts, toasted crushed peanuts, or a dash of red pepper flakes!
Easy Veggie Sides
- Garlic Butter Swiss Chard – 10-minute cook time
- Easy Baked Zucchini – yummy appetizer
- Roasted Kohlrabi – with garlic & parm
- Quick Broccoli – with cheese sauce
- Sauteed Green Beans – fresh & simple
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Sesame Garlic Snap Peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon ginger fresh, shredded
- 3 cups snap peas
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add in snap peas and soy sauce. Cook 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until snap peas are tender crisp. Remove from heat and toss with sesame seeds and sesame oil.