Perfectly Seasoned Sugar Snap Peas

Snap peas only takes 5 minutes to cook into bright green, tender perfectly seasoned side dish. Lean how to make this stir-fry method.

Perfectly Seasoned Sugar Snap Peas - The Foodie Affair

Snap Peas Also Known As Sugar Snap Peas

I like to roast vegetables like green beans and cauliflower to accompany our main dishes. Fresh veggies cooks fast, are always plentiful here in California, and if I don’t have something that’s green on my plate, my meal doesn’t feel complete!

I dice a lot of zucchini, squash; broccoli and carrots, but lately I’ve sauteed sugar snap peas!

Snap peas also referred to sugar snap peas are a mix between snow peas (flat pods) and garden peas.

This delicious vegetable cooks up crispy, yet tender and are such a pretty bight green color!

You can get the same results when you learn how I seasoned and cooked them perfectly!

Perfectly Seasoned Sugar Snap Peas - The Foodie Affair

Sautéd Method A New Way

I usually add oil to my skillet, and then add the veggies to saute, but this time I lightly tossed the pods in olive oil with salt and pepper before adding them to the skillet.

That little change made a difference on the way they came out!

Each piece was evenly cooked and as simple as the ingredients are, the natural flavor of the sugar snap peas were the star of the dish!

This recipe calls for a whole pound of the pods and technically that amount should be enough for four servings, but I could have eaten the whole bowl by myself!

Perfectly Seasoned Sugar Snap Peas - The Foodie Affair

Recipes to Serve Peas with

Serve with any main dish or try this tasty Sesame Orange Chicken, pork rice balls or miso maple glazed chicken.

Sugar snap peas in a white and red bowl

Perfectly Seasoned Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

Learn how to cook sugar snap peas and add to any main dish. Simple and delicious method perfectly cooked every time.
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Course: Side Dish – Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asian, side dish, vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 118kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 pound sugar snap peas
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ground
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Clean sugar snap peas and pat with paper towels to remove as much water as possible.
  • In a medium bowl toss pods with olive oil, salt and pepper. In a large skillet saute over medium-high heat, tossing for even cooking for 4-5 minutes or until desired tenderness. Garnish with sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy immediately!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 534mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g


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TIP: You may want to remove the fibrous string that runs across the pod. I got lazy and only removed it from about half of the pods. It tastes good either way, so feel free to prepare to your liking!


This stir-fry snap pea recipe only takes 5 minutes to cook a bright green, tender Perfectly seasoned snap peas! Simple and delicious additIon to any meal. #healthy #peas #sidedish

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  1. Sugar Snap Peas make me oh so happy. I recently ordered these and rice and nothing else at a restaurant, despite the guffaws of my family. 😉

  2. I love the crunchiness of the snap peas. I normally do not measure when I am stir frying but this way it is good to make sure you have the best results time after time. A little sprinkle of sesame seeds really does make this dish delicious.

  3. I am a heavy salter and it has to be kosher. I always cringe when I hear someone say they omit the salt – that’s the flavor!

  4. Sandra, seasoning is the single hardest thing to get right in any dish and I love that you have shared one with us that guarantees we get it right (because stock and things like that always vary in saltiness!)

    1. I usually just toss things together for veggies and don’t measure the seasoning, but I really paid attention after making these a few times. I wanted a never fail repeat recipe!

      1. I sauté sugar snap peas using coconut oil. The rest is the same with just a little salt & pepper with some toasted sesame seed to finish! I sometimes add some sliced water chestnuts to change things up!