Lemony Snap Peas deliver citrusy flavor in a snap!
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
How to Make It
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.
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 8g (sat 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 7g (sat 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 8g (sat 4g); SODIUM 221mg
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i cooked on the stovetop with a lid to soften a little. cut in half lengthwise before cooking. next time i'll use less mustard, it was on the tad of too much for me with 1t and i love mustard. lemon flavor was great.
Love this recipe! I make the sauce with all kinds of vegetables---it goes well with anything. I'll keep making this again and again... it really elevates what can so often seem like a boring side dish.
Excellent, refreshing dish - great for summer. I served it with the Walnut and Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken dish from Cooking Light June 2010 issue and also made some barley for the grain. I went back for seconds, but my husband (who doesn't eat veggies) had already finished them off. I did not try the radish variation, just the original recipe, which I changed slightly by only adding about 1/2 the mustard since there was already Dijon mustard in the chicken.