Recipe: Sesame Roasted Snap Peas

For the longest time, we only served snap peas fresh or lightly blanched. Why mess with their bright, spring flavor? But then, one day, we gave them a roast and discovered a whole new way to appreciate them. Roasting brings out the sweetness of the peas, and here we've added sesame for a toasty, savory element.

Sesame Roasted Snap Peas

Serves 4

1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 475° F

Toss snap peas, sesame oil, and salt in a bowl. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Place in the oven and roast, turning halfway through, until snap peas are tender and lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes.

Toss with sesame seeds and serve.

Related: Recipe: Quick Sesame Snow Peas

(Images: Emily Ho)

Per serving, based on 4 servings. (% daily value)
Calories
59
Fat
1.5 g (2.4%)
Saturated
0.2 g (1.1%)
Carbs
8.7 g (2.9%)
Fiber
3 g (12%)
Sugars
4.5 g
Protein
3.2 g (6.5%)
Sodium
149.9 mg (6.2%)