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Garlic-Mint Peas

Peas, mint, and garlic that have been freshly harvested make this vegetable side dish a taste of spring.

Real Simple MAY 2001

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 1 pound sugar snap peas (2 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat a large saucepan of water to boiling. Add the snap peas and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under running cold water. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook the garlic in the oil until golden. Remove and discard the garlic. Add the sugar snap peas and fresh or thawed peas and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the mint, sugar, and salt.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 47mg
  • Calories: 94
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Protein: 5mg
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 200mg

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