Lemony Snap Peas

Lemony Snap Peas Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Lemony Snap Peas deliver citrusy flavor in a snap!


Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 73
Fat 3.6 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 8.4 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 154 mg
Calcium 39 mg


8 cups water
12 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 shallot, minced


1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add peas; cook 30 seconds or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain. Slice half of peas diagonally.

2. Combine lemon rind and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Add peas; toss to coat.


Radish and Feta: Prepare base recipe, reducing salt to 1/8 teaspoon. Add 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes, 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta, and 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint to pea mixture. Toss to combine. Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup) CALORIES 104 (0% from fat); FAT 5.8g (sat 2.1g); SODIUM 219mg

Israeli Couscous and Dill: Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 2/3 cup Israeli couscous; sauté 3 minutes. Add 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Drain and rinse; drain. Prepare base recipe with 6 ounces peas, increasing salt to 1/2 teaspoon and substituting 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic for shallot. Combine pea mixture, couscous, and 1 tablespoon minced dill. Top with 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese. Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup) CALORIES 211 (0% from fat); FAT 6.7g (sat 1.2g); SODIUM 314mg

Toasted Almond and Pecorino: Prepare base recipe. Toast 3 tablespoons sliced almonds in a small skillet; cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add almonds to pea mixture; toss gently. Top with 3 tablespoons shaved pecorino Romano cheese. Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup) CALORIES 113 (0% from fat); FAT 6.8g (sat 1.4g); SODIUM 221mg


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Laraine Perri,

Cooking Light

May 2012
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