Photo: Susie Cushner
Makes 6 servings

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

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

CampbellKid's Review

November 24, 2013
Nice variation on peas. Took to a church dinner tonight---nearly all gone! Pretty easy to make. Used fresh snow peas & mint; frozen peas. Worked great! April 2014 Made this for Easter dinner---a hit with the family!

sallyesapp's Review

February 17, 2013
I tried this recipe and it was great. I had it along with roast beef, squash casserole, rolls and Monkey Bread for desert.. This was the perfect pairing. My guys ate all their veggies.

DiscoMom's Review

August 10, 2011
I was looking for a simple but elegant vegetable side to go with a Moroccan chicken main dish for company. The chicken was complicated and I knew I couldn't devote much time to a side, and this looked quick & easy but complimentary to the flavors, with the mint and garlic. Also, I couldn't find fresh sugar snap peas so I used thawed frozen and they worked just as well. These peas were DELICIOUS! Not too much of any flavor, but enough of each. It's like the sugar and salt performed magic, making them neither too sweet nor salty but more flavorful than plain peas. Same with the garlic and mint. AND it was easy - a keeper-repeat dish for sure!

PinkLadyLA's Review

September 15, 2010
I love peas and this recipe did not disappoint. It was easy and very fast to make as well. Served it as a side dish along with a casserole.

lsmcca's Review

August 31, 2010
I love peas and I loved this recipe. I served this recipe at a dinner party with roast beef and mashed potatoes. It was a hit.

Oabbey's Review

July 28, 2010
A good, simple, weeknight side dish if you already like peas.