Three Different Ways to Prepare Sugar Snap Peas

In this article, we will discuss three distinct approaches to preparing sugar snap peas. Super quick, completely edible, and ready in under 10 minutes!

It's easy to neglect the vegetables if your attention is on the main course. For a quick side dish, try these three variations on broccolini, or try my sautéed green beans with garlic butter. Surprisingly, sugar snap peas are a tasty addition to a variety of side dishes.

How to cook sugar snap peas- three bowls with Garlic sesame snap peas, grilled snap peas with feta and mint, and roasted snap peas with parmesan.

Although typically eaten raw, sugar snap peas are delicious in a cooked dish. Simply cooking them briefly in a hot oven is all it takes to bring out their natural sweetness and flavor while keeping their crunch.

One can easily throw together a simple yet sophisticated side dish using the three recipes provided in this post. To me, they scream "Easter side dish," "barbecue," or "casual dinner party."

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  • They take less than 10 minutes to cook and require only a few basic ingredients.
  • You can now eat sugar snap peas in an entirely new way.
  • Exceptional flavor

Cooking demonstration video

To learn how to prepare sugar snap peas, view the video below. More of my cooking tutorials can be found on my channel.

Useful Pea Varieties

hand holding bag of stringless sugar snap peas

The full, "juicy" flavor and edible pods of sugar snap peas make them ideal for these dishes. We used sugar snap peas by the brand name Mann's, but the kind you grow in your own garden would work just as well.

  • Although the pods of snow peas can be eaten, the peas themselves don't work as well in these dishes because they are so much thinner.
  • You shouldn't use English peas because their pods are inedible.

Snap peas on the barbecue

Toss the snap peas in oil; use olive oil or a light misting of spray oil. Adding salt and pepper to taste

Second, fire up the grill; whether you prefer cooking indoors (with a George Foreman grill, for example) or out, you've got options. Warm up the pan for 5-10 minutes before you add the peas.

  • Use a grilling basket if cooking outdoors to prevent food from falling through the grill. Snap peas need only two or three minutes on each side on a grill set to medium heat.
  • Snap peas should be grilled for two to three minutes on a covered indoor grill.

When the snap peas are a vibrant green, as shown above, they are ready to be served. Not cooking them long enough causes them to become chewy. We used fresh mint, lemon juice, and feta cheese in this dish.

Snap peas cooked in butter

First, heat a pan over medium heat with oil (sesame oil is used here).

Peas can be cooked in just a few minutes by adding them to a pan with some oil and tossing them. Be careful not to overcook them; cook until the greens just start to turn yellow.

3. Season with salt and pepper, and then sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving. In this situation, you could experiment with different approaches.


  • Spice up your sesame oil with some garlic or ginger.
  • Replace the sesame oil with olive oil in this lemon herb seasoning blend.
  • The addition of chili powder and a squeeze of lime makes this dish irresistible.

Peas and roasted almonds

One, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Second, prepare the snap peas by tossing them with olive oil, panko, Parmesan cheese, and lemon zest. Put in an ovenproof dish.

Third, roast them in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the green color has fully developed.

Cooking advice

Please don't overcook

Snap peas are at their most appealing when they are crisp-tender and bright green. To overcook snap peas is to cause them to become wrinkled, chewy, and possibly bitter. Take care to take out your snap peas at the correct time.

Leave nothing on the plate.

You should eat these dishes as soon as possible after making them. We snacked on the Garlic Sesame Snap Peas for days after making them because they held up well in the fridge. In this case, the lemon juice and mint in the Grilled Snap Peas recipe made the dish go bad before its time. Even after being refrigerated, the roasted snap peas with Parmesan lost their crispiness.

Extra tasty pea preparations

  • How about some sweet chili shrimp stir-fried with some vegetables?
  • curry - snap peas are delicious in a Thai curry I cook them for a short amount of time so that they retain some of their crunch.
  • raw in a salad, or quickly blanched and cooled Barley and honey-lemon vinaigrette would be a great pairing. add feta for extra points
  • Saute bacon, onions, and asparagus in a skillet and top with a poached egg for a delicious breakfast scramble.
how to cook sugar snap peas- 3 bowls with different sugar snap peas recipe


Can you answer yes or no to the following question about sugar snap peas:

YES Sugar snap peas are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, and several B vitamins. They are also rich in iron and fiber.

Are snap peas freezer-safe?

YES Many times, I've used snap peas in a curry or stir fry and then frozen them for later use. They lose some of their crunch after being frozen and thawed, but their flavor is still fantastic. Just like with most other vegetables, blanching raw snap peas before freezing is a good idea.

Sugar snap pea skins: edible or not?

Yes The crispy, sugary exterior is a delicious treat in itself. English pea skins are stringy and bitter, so they should not be consumed.

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In this article, we'll go over three different ways to prepare sugar snap peas. Quick, tasty, and fully cooked in under 10 minutes.
  • Prepare a medium-heat setting in a skillet or nonstick pan.
  • Season the snap peas with salt and pepper, then toss them in sesame oil.
  • Two minutes should be enough time to cook it to your preferred doneness. Keeping some of the peas' crunchiness is ideal.
  • Take it off the heat and serve it with sesame seeds if you like.
  • For several minutes, bring an indoor grill to a roaring temperature. Vegetables, like peas, can easily fall through the grates of an outdoor grill if you aren't careful.
  • Coat the peas with oil spray and season with salt and pepper.  
  • Cook the peas for two to three minutes, until they are a vibrant green and just tender. Depending on the size of your grill, you may have to do this in stages.
  • Take the peas off the heat and add some lemon juice, feta cheese, and mint.
  • Prepare a 425°F oven. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Add the parmesan, panko breadcrumbs, and lemon zest to the peas and toss them with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes after spreading out on a baking sheet.
No, you can't replace snap peas with another type of pea; snow peas are too delicate, and English pea pods are inedible. Storage Although these dishes are best served right away, they will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Serving: 1 Sesame snap peas, one-third of a batch , Calories: 188 kcal , Carbohydrates: 18 g , Protein: 7 g , Fat: 10 g , Trans Fats: 1 g , Sodium: 9 mg , Potassium: 453 mg , Fiber: 6 g , Sugar: 9 g , Vitamin A: 2465 IU , Vitamin C: 136 mg , Calcium: 137 mg , Iron: 5.3 mg

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