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Easy Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

Easy sauteed sugar snap peas in a frying pan

Is there anything better than fresh sugar snap peas from the field mixed with fresh herbs? This yummy dish is so quick and easy to make and and you just know the kids are going to gobble these up!

Easy sauteed sugar snap peas in a frying pan

A little butter, garlic, red onions and your favorite herbs and you’re ready to go. These make an excellent side dish or a simple mid-afternoon snack.

I watched these peas getting loaded into the truck in the field and grabbed a a few big handfuls before they could haul them away.

Fresh peas in the field

Aren’t they pretty just after the rain?  I think Mother Nature gives us the best photographs of all. No styling or arranging is necessary because she creates a canvas of natural beauty that requires a simple click of the camera.

If you’re working on weight loss or simply trying to keep at your current weight, sweet, crunchy sugar snap peas are your friend. They have 35 calories per 3 ounces serving (about 1 cup). They contain 2 grams of protein, no fat, 3 grams of natural sugar and 2 grams of fiber. The fiber will keep you full between meals. You can add these to your salad, pasta or a simple stir-fry.

Easy sauteed sugar snap peas in a frying pan

Easy Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 persons
Calories 238 kcal


  • 1/2 lb sugar snap peas – stem ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp sea salt for the blanching water
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free butter
  • 6 garlic cloves – skinned and finely sliced
  • 16 basil leaves – torn in 1” pieces
  • 12 mint leaves – torn in 1” pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Put water in saucepan with salt and bring to a boil. Add peas and boil for one minute. Drain and immerse in ice water to stop cooking process.
  • Melt butter in same saucepan. Add garlic and onions and saute on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add peas, herbs and salt and pepper. Saute for 4 minutes. Top with a few remaining fresh herbs if desired.
  • Remove and serve.


Serving: 299gCalories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 26.4gProtein: 8gFat: 12.1gSaturated Fat: 7.4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1967mgPotassium: 580mgFiber: 7gSugar: 10.7gVitamin A: 2800IUCalcium: 140mg
Keyword peas, sugar snap peas
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.


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