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Sugar Snap Salad with Radish and Lime Recipe

Sugar Snap Salad with Radish and Lime Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a fresh, zesty salad to take to a graduation party, a picnic, or just for your family’s dinner, this recipe is a keeper. Sugar snap peas are so sweet and crunchy, and they’re available at many markets now. Combined with tender yellow wax beans, zippy radishes, and a simple dressing made with olive oil and tart lime juice, they make a salad that is snappy in every sense of the word!

Sugar Snap Salad is quick to throw together and full of nutrition and colorful appeal.

2 cups sugar snap peas, ends trimmed, cut in half
3 cups yellow wax beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1 bunch radishes, well-washed, thinly sliced in rounds or cut into matchsticks, whichever you prefer

1. Steam the sugar snaps until just crisp-tender, about 4 minutes, then lay in a single layer on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet.

2. Steam wax beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add them to the sugar snaps on the baking sheet and refrigerate the sugar snaps and beans for about 20 minutes, until well-chilled.

3. In a large salad bowl, whisk the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, salt and pepper. Add the chilled vegetables and the radishes, tossing to coat with dressing. Serve chilled.

Serves 4.

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Inspired by Eating Well Magazine, June/July 2005.

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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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8:39PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Delightful, a crunchy and flavourful texture and taste.

4:59AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

soiunds great

1:40AM PST on Dec 11, 2012


3:13PM PST on Dec 10, 2012

Where I live peas and beans grow at different times of the year so either one or the other will be imported to make this recipe :-(

2:40PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012


9:51PM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

Yummy! Love this recipe. Thanks.

3:10AM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:02AM PDT on Jun 14, 2010

thanks for posting

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