7 Ways To Eat Sugar Snap Peas This Spring

updated Aug 16, 2023
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The other day we had to choose between a bunch of asparagus and a bag of sugar snap peas from our CSA. Most everyone picked the asparagus but we couldn’t resist the snap peas! Sweet, crunchy, and delicious raw or cooked (or pickled or roasted!), they are one of the most wonderful foods of spring.

Here are 7 very different way to eat sugar snap peas. How do you like to prepare them.

Sugar Snap Peas Recipes

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Sugar Snap Peas Recipe
This wildly easy side dish comes together in less than 15 minutes.
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Minty Snap Pea Salad
A refreshing snap pea salad with fresh mozzarella, radishes, and lots of fresh mint.
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Pork Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas

Once you have everything chopped and ready to go, this dish comes together in about fifteen minutes. If you have leftovers, they make a really great lunch the next day.

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Roasted Sugar Snap Pea & Scallion Spring Rolls with Tahini Sauce

During the spring, I often have bags of snap peas and snow peas around the house for snacking, but these spring rolls have become a quick favorite for a light lunch.

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Chicken and Snap Pea Stir-Fry

The great thing about this dish is that it can be made from start to finish in just 20 minutes. It uses one of the most important cooking methods my Chinese parents taught me.

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Snap Peas with Meyer Lemon and Mint

Anap peas and mint from the farmers market, a Meyer lemon from a friend’s yard, and a couple of basic pantry ingredients – quick to prepare and speaking wholly of spring.

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Barley Salad With Green Garlic and Snap Peas

Here’s a spring salad that’s equally satisfying for a workday lunch or a weekend picnic. Light yet filling, it combines chewy, nutritious barley with two seasonal treats – young green garlic and crisp sugar snap peas.

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