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.

Recipe by MyRecipes April 2014


Credit: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
10 mins
Serves: 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

82 calories; fat 3g; saturated fat 1g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 10g; fiber 5g; sodium 37mg.