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Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Sugar Snap Peas

I’m a huge fan of Sugar Snap Peas, and they’re definitely one of my favorite crunchy snacks as well as useful ingredient!

I still remember years ago when I was so excited to find sugar snap peas listed as Phase One for the (original) South Beach Diet, and they have been one of my favorite carb-conscious snacks for more years than I can remember. And I love to use these as an ingredient in salads and stir-fries as well.

I buy them in the big bag you see above (from Costco) and this is one vegetable I almost always have in my fridge. Peas are one of The World’s Healthiest Foods, so they’re something I feel good about grabbing for a snack. With all that going for them, I decided it was time to officially make these one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.

My favorite way to eat these is just raw as a snack, and I’m also very fond of using them to scoop up dips. But if you want some recipes using sugar snap peas, here are some recipes and ideas for using them. 

Dip into This:

Sheila’s Low-Carb Shrimp Dip 
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip 
Grandma Denny’s Homemade Ranch Dip
Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Feta

Salads:

Asian Sugar Snap Pea Salad 
Asian Chopped Salad with Broccoli Stems
Asian Quinoa Salad
Napa Cabbage Asian Slaw

Stir-Fry Recipes:

Stir-Fried Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas
Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Cauliflower Fried Rice with Shrimp
Spicy Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas

Other Ideas:

Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce 
Chicken Stir Fry Sheet Pan Meal
Sriracha Beef Cabbage Bowl
Cabbage Bowl with Tofu and Peanut Sauce

More Info:

Snap Peas from Wikipedia

About Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks

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    17 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Sugar Snap Peas”

  1. Loving these peas as a snack…just raw, with maybe some hummus. There are times when I just want something to "crunch" on and these fit the bill. I can get them fresh at my local grocery store (not in a package).

  2. Love the ideas people are sharing for using them! I'm actually very surprised that so many people haven't had them raw; they are such a perfect snack!

  3. I've never had them raw; will have to try it. I'm just getting into using the microwave for quickly steamed veggies and these are on the grocery list for today! I like them with some soy sauce and shredded seaweed.

  4. Broiled Sugar Snap Peas with Cremini Mushrooms:

    http://lemonchiffoncake.blogspot.com/2011/01/broiled-sugar-snap-peas-and-cremini.html

  5. As I said on FB, Kalyn, I love sugar snap peas. They are irresistible! I even had them as a side in a restaurant recently and was tickled pink that was one of the offerings. My late FIL always grew them and I never got tired of them, and yes, we did eat them raw sometimes. Finally, thanks for all the recipe links! We're having a tea event here on Saturday and I'll be looking at these and others to have low-carb dishes to off set the typical tea time fare. 😉

    Shirley

  6. Martha, I have that cookbook so I had to immediately go look at the recipe. Sounds delicious, thanks for the recommendation!

  7. I agree that sugar snap peas are delicious raw right from the bag. I also love them in the Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad recipe from the Original Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. I've made it several times and it always gets rave reviews.

  8. Jill, that does sound wonderful and I would not have thought of it. Thanks for sharing!

    Kevin, that's sad you can't find good fresh ones. I've had good luck crisping them in the salad spinner with really cold water (and even a few ice cubes) and then spinning them dry.

  9. Kalyn,
    They do make a good, raw snack – if you can find really fresh ones. But I usually can't, the fresh ones around here don't know how to snap. So I keep a bag of frozen in my freezer. They add a wonderful sweetness to a meal whether standing alone or as ingredient in a larger dish.

  10. They are also amazing tossed in a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs and roasted… not obvious I know!

  11. Lydia, I know just what you mean. I would hate to have to buy these at the regular grocery store, where they are so much more expensive.

    Maryea, glad you liked the ideas.

    Mary, I love them in stir-fries. I like to just barely cook them so they keep the crunch!

  12. I really enjoy sugar snap peas… they're so sweet and crunchy. They're the perfect snack with a some hummus like Frances mentioned imho. …they're also wonderful in stir frys.

  13. I love snap peas too. Thanks for all the great ideas for new ways to use them!

  14. Once again, I miss my Costco. This is a perfect reach-in-and-grab snack to keep in the fridge.

  15. I think they're completely delicious, just raw out of the bag! Frances, great idea to eat them with hummus!

  16. They are good with hummus too!

  17. I love these too, although funnily enough never have them uncooked. I sometimes have them in a salad, but blanch them for a couple of minutes first. Now I realise I probably don't have to. They are so verstile, salad, pasta, stir fry, soups…..