There are those times when you just need a 5 minute side that is not an afterthought. The sugar snap peas are natures way of saying “hey there, I’m already packaged and ready to go – just heat me up…or not”.
Yes, these beauties are so good heated up or not, it’s up to you. However, to serve alongside dinner, let’s just say we’ll heat them up and you should follow this recipe right here.
Sugar snap peas are pretty nutritious. Here are your stats for 1 cup of plain sugar snap peas (nutrition info for this recipe is below):
- Low in calories, less than 50 calories
- Almost 3 grams of protein. In fact, pea protein is a popular vegan protein at the moment
- 2 grams of fiber, 2 mg of iron, and almost 100% of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C
That’s impressive for a little pea pod. And even more impressive is the 5 minutes it’s going to take you to make these and have them on the table. Catch them in season for the best flavor and pair them with these great choices:
- Grilled or baked chicken
- Grilled steak or fish
- Asian dishes
Give the peas a quick rinse, heat the skillet, add the oil, and then add the peas, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes and let the peas warm through. That’s it.Print
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound sugar snap peas
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add sugar snap peas, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Stir and saute for 5 minutes, stirring once.