Easy Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

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!

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas | Simply Fresh Dinners

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.

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas | Simply Fresh Dinners

 

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas | Simply Fresh Dinners

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.

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas | Simply Fresh Dinners

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!

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Easy Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas
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Serves: 4 persons
 
Fresh sugar snap peas sauteed with garlic, red onion and fresh herbs. Fabulous flavors and the kids will love it.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove and serve.

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Quick and easy sugar snap peas with fresh herbs, garlic and red onion from Simply Fresh Dinners!Screenshot 2016-07-12 16.21.18

 

31 Comments

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    July 13, 2016 at 6:48 am

    We go through a TON of sugar snaps here! Mostly me…eating them raw by the pound, but my other family members enjoy them too 😉
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    July 13, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Lovely! Snap peas are definitely one of our top 5 favorite veggies! I also love that this recipe uses some of the herbs from my garden, which are growing like crazy at the moment. Delicious!
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      Robyn
      July 14, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Oh, I’d love to hear what you do with all your extra herbs, Blair? Do you freeze them? Make pesto? I don’t know what to do with my abundance of basil at the moment. I have way too much pesto, lol
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 13, 2016 at 7:20 am

    You are so right Robyn – there is nothing better than fresh vegetables simply cooked! These are beautiful – what a treat to eat super fresh sugar snap peas 🙂
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    July 13, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Nice! I love snap peas and your simple saute is perfect 🙂
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      Robyn
      July 14, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Oh, I just had peach and blueberry pie for the first time the other day so I must come see your cake, Jennifer! It was so delicious 🙂
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    sue|theviewfromgreatisland
    July 13, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Oh gosh, I could eat my weight in these guys, just stunning Robyn!
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    Mindy
    July 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Snap peas are one of my favorites! I love them raw from the garden and in salads. This recipe is a must try – simple and fresh!

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      Robyn
      July 14, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Are you growing them in your garden this year, Mindy? I love the in salads, too!
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        Mindy
        July 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm

        Yes I did grow them this year – sadly they are already picked and eaten! I am thinking of planting a second crop for a fall harvest. Our weather has been pretty cool this summer so I think I can get away with it.
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    July 13, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Love sugar snap peas! And they’re best when handled simply — just like you have. I could make a meal out of these — thanks!
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      Robyn
      July 14, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Me too, John. I was munching on them while I was shooting them and then realized I might not have enough for the photos, lol.
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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    July 13, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I love easy recipes and this one’s perfect, Robyn. Snap pears are so delicious – I love them raw – but with a few simple addition you’ve taken them to the next level. Just wonderful – simple, easy, fresh and so summery. Hope all’s well!
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      Robyn
      July 14, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Thanks so much, Geraldine. I love them raw, too. Everything’s great on this end. How’s your summer going?
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    Anita Rivera
    July 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I kid you not…my mouth is watering from these CRISP photos especially the one with the dew drops hanging from each green tip. SCRUMPTOUS!!!!!

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      Robyn
      July 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Don’t you just love the beauty you can find in a farmer’s field, Anita? This was a lucky day for me 🙂

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    cheri
    July 13, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    When I saw your pic on twitter I knew you had another fresh fabulous recipe!!! Love snap peas! we are eating lettuce right now like there is no tomorrow!
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    Jasline (Foodie Baker)
    July 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I love the crunch of sugar snap peas, how I wish I can have a big serving of yours right now!

    • Reply
      Robyn
      July 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      I wish I could serve it up to you, Jasline! Thanks for popping by 🙂

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    Anita Rivera
    July 14, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Oh, a farmer’s field and market…nothing like it! Now you have me wanting to go today to the farmer’s market. I think I shall!!!!!!

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      Robyn
      July 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Take your camera!

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    Chris Scheuer
    July 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Such a pretty dish and super healthy to boot! They would be perfect with anything from the grill!

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    Marla
    July 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    I love sugar snap peas and this recipe really sound so tasty and healthy. Your pictures are great! Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

    • Reply
      Robyn
      July 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks, Marla. Always a pleasure to join your party!

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    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    July 16, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Beautiful photos and these sugar snap peas looks so bright & delicious! Stopping by from #FoodieFriDIY to do some extra sharing and thank you for linking up!

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      Robyn
      July 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks so much, Debra. Always a pleasure to join your party 🙂

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    Katherine | Omnivore's Cookbook
    July 18, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Simply clean and fresh! Love it!
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