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Basil Sugar Snap Peas

Complement the sauce-topped steaks with this vibrant side dish that cooks in the microwave in mere minutes. Fresh sugar snap peas get extra color from a jar of pimientos, which eliminates the need to chop sweet red pepper.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the peas and water. Cover and cook on high for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 77 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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