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Sugar Snap Peas 5 Ways

Sugar Snap Peas 5 Ways

Sweet and succulent, sugar snap peas are the result of crossing English peas with snow peas and you eat them whole, pods and all–no waste, just tons of great springtime taste.

Sugar snaps are in season now and ready to enjoy in so many ways. Here are 5 delicious, easy ideas:

1. IN THE RAW with a dip of 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/3 cup crumbled feta, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black peppercorns.

2. IN SUCCOTASH, sautéed with freshly cut corn kernels (scrape the milk from the cob to make it creamy), scallions, and cherry tomatoes.

3. BLANCHED AND TOSSED with buttered egg noodles, parsley, and garlic.

4. ROASTED with olive oil and sea salt beneath the broiler until crisp-tender and lightly browned on the edges; drizzle with a few drops of toasted sesame oil before serving.

5. TOSSED WARM WITH FRESH PESTO and toasted pine nuts.

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Adapted from Organic Style Magazine (Rodale Press, May 2004).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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6:14AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Thanks for this great article.

12:39PM PST on Nov 16, 2011

Thank you

3:08AM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:45PM PDT on Jul 21, 2010

I love sugar snap peas. I add them to my cooking alot.

4:07PM PDT on Jun 1, 2008

I did the roasted, didn't even bother with the sesame oil - YUM, and incredibly easy!

6:10AM PST on Nov 28, 2007

Tried the pease with pesto and pine nuts, geat idea thank you

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