Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Sugar Snap Peas with Mint Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Sugar Snap Peas with Mint are a wonderful use for spring garden vegetables. This side dish is simple and quick to prepare and adds freshness to your menu.


Serves: 8

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 82
Fat 3 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 37 mg


2 pounds sugar snap peas, tough strings removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup loosely packed chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon pepper


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Add peas to boiling water; bring back to a boil. Continue boiling until peas turn bright green, about 30 seconds. Drain and immediately plunge into ice water. Let stand to thoroughly chill, about 5 minutes. Drain and spread peas out on paper towels to dry.

2. Just before serving, warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peas, mint, pepper and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Serve warm.


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April 2014
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