Sweet, crunchy sugar snap peas sautéed with sesame oil, fresh ginger and garlic and topped with toasted sesame seeds. Comes together in minutes, a great side dish or healthy snack! Vegan and Gluten-Free
Are you looking for any easy side dish that will wow your family and is super clean and nutritious? Look no further. Here is a super Easy Sugar Snap Peas Recipe that is perfect for spring and comes together in less than 15 minutes. Sautéed sugar snap peas cooked in sesame oil, ginger and garlic and topped with toasted sesame seeds. So good that I had to stop myself from eating them all! Cooking the snap peas really brings out their vibrant green color and bumps up their flavor. Matching them with ginger and garlic along with the sesame oil totally works and the crunchy toasted sesame seeds on top are the perfect accompaniment to the rest of the ingredients.
A little bit about the nutrition in sugar snap peas
- High in Vitamin C
- High in Vitamin A and K
- Contain minerals like Iron and Manganese
So Sugar Snap Peas are good for you and they are tasty too! You can cook them in the oven, sauté them or eat them raw with some hummus. They go great with asian flavors like ginger, sesame and garlic which makes this recipe not only full of great flavor but also nutritious!
How to make these super Easy Sugar Snap Peas
Heat up a skillet with some sesame oil on the stovetop. Add in some fresh garlic and ginger (YUM!!!). Let that cook for a few minutes before adding in the sugar snap peas. Season with some salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes tossing the peas in the ginger, garlic and sesame sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, plate and ENJOY!
So easy right? These take only minutes to make and you can enjoy them as a side dish, snack or even in a salad. I love the crunch from the sugar snap peas and sesame seeds mixed with the bright ginger and garlic flavors.
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- The juice of 1 lime
- Heat up a medium size skillet to medium-high heat on the stovetop. Add in the sesame oil.
- Add in the garlic and ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Toss the sugar snap peas into the pan with the sesame oil, garlic and ginger and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Cook for 5 minutes or until peas are slightly tender.
- Plate and top with the juice of the lime, the toasted sesame seeds and another sprinkle of salt if needed.
- These are best if eaten right away but you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 81mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Protein: 3g