Is there anything better than fresh sugar snap peas from the field mixed with fresh herbs? Not today there isn’t! This yummy dish is so quick and easy to make and and you just know the kids are going to gobble these up!
A little butter, garlic, red onions and your favourite herbs and you’re ready to go. These make an excellent side dish or a simple mid-afternoon snack. There is a link in the recipe for gluten-free butters if that’s we’re you’re looking for.
I watched these peas getting loaded into the truck in the field and grabbed a a few big handfuls before they could haul them away.
Aren’t they pretty just after the rain? I think Mother Nature gives us the best photographs of all. No styling or arranging is necessary because she creates a canvas of natural beauty that requires a simple click of the camera.
If you’re working on weight loss or simply trying to keep at your current weight, sweet, crunchy sugar snap peas are your friend. They have 35 calories per 3 ounces serving (about 1 cup). They contain 2 grams of protein, no fat, 3 grams of natural sugar and 2 grams of fiber. The fiber will keep you full between meals. You can add these to your salad, pasta or a simple stir-fry.
If you’re growing peas or picking them up at your market, I’d love to see what you’re doing with them. Send me a pic on Instagram and I’ll share it with my readers.
I’d also love to hear what fresh produce your family is enjoying this summer. Have you got some favorites that you cook again and again? I’m always so curious about what’s going on in everyone’s kitchens! Here’s a chance to show off you gorgeous creations!
- ½ lb sugar snap peas – stem ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon sea salt for the blanching water
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespooon gluten-free butter (check this link for brands) or Ghee
- 6 garlic cloves – skinned and finely sliced
- 16 basil leaves – torn in 1” pieces
- 12 mint leaves – torn in 1” pieces
- ½ small red onion, sliced thinly
- 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Put water in saucepan with salt and bring to a boil. Add peas and boil for one minute. Drain and immerse in ice water to stop cooking process.
- Melt butter in same saucepan. Add garlic and onions and saute on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add peas, herbs and salt and pepper. Saute for 4 minutes. Top with a few remaining fresh herbs if desired.
- Remove and serve.