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Lemon-Basil Snow Peas

“Sugar snap peas are a delicious vegetable that often gets overlooked,” notes Mitzi Sentiff in Annapolis, Maryland. “We love the flavor of this crunchy side dish and its splash of lemon with broiled fish, chicken or pork.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh snow peas
  • 1 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, saute garlic in oil for 30 seconds. Add snow peas and yellow pepper; saute for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients; saute 1 minute longer. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 71 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • kmpatch
    Nov 12, 2020

    This is easy and fast - I spent more time stringing the peas than actually cooking the dish. I did not have bell peppers, so I used green onions like another commenter. I also didn't have quite enough snow peas so I mixed in chopped bok choy, which I had on hand. Great side dish!

  • Diana
    Aug 1, 2020

    I never review anything, but I'm reviewing this because it is tastes superb and is easy to make. Definitely string the peas--both sides. I chopped them into about 1" pieces and would do that again--easier to eat and more surface area gets coated with that delicious sauce. I didn't use the yellow peppers, but sliced up a couple of sad green onions that needed to be used and sautéed them with the garlic. The whole dinner was good, but these peas stole the show. Tonight I'm going to try this with some fresh green beans. I expect they will be outstanding, too!