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Sauteed Snow Peas with Garlic

Updated on January 23, 2016

Sauteed Snow Peas with Garlic

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A few years ago I set out on a mission to live a healthier lifestyle. This, of course, included eating a healthier diet, and I drug my husband, a reluctant vegetable eater, along with me. I cook most of our meals, so he really did not have much of a choice! One of the first things I did was to begin increasing the amount of vegetables in our diet, and decreasing the amount of carbohydrates and fats. Needless to say, incorporating new veggies was not so easy with a picky eater on my hands. Never one to back down from a challenge, I started trying new veggies out in our nightly meals.

I tried out a couple of new veggies on him; he gave a thumbs down. So, I started thinking about the different of vegetables used in the different styles of cuisine we prefer to eat when we dine out. Then it hit me! Snow peas are frequently used in Asian cooking and we both really love all varieties of this food. So, I picked up some snow peas at the local organic market and came up with this recipe. I find that organically grown produce tastes better and lasts longer than produce purchased at chain supermarkets. I was elated when this dish was an immediate hit with my husband! We both enjoyed the awesome crunch snow peas have even after going through the cooking process. They can be added to other dishes, or can stand alone as a side dish. My snow peas sauteed with garlic recipe is super quick, healthy, and easy. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: 2

Ingredients

  • 15 -20 Snow peas
  • 1 -2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Dash of salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Rinse snow peas thoroughly in cold water.
  2. Drain off excess water.
  3. Spread over paper towel and pat dry.
  4. String the peas.
  5. Cut peas into smaller pieces using a diagonal cut.
  6. Finely chop garlic.
  7. Add 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil to a saute pan.
  8. Sweat garlic on low heat for approximately 5 minutes, stirring often to ensure garlic does not scorch.
  9. Add snow peas.
  10. Saute for 5-8 minutes stirring frequently.
  11. Add a dash of salt, if desired.
  12. Enjoy!
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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Easy, healthy, beautiful. Oh, and delicious! Couldn't ask for anything more!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      They look and sound delicious! I love snow peas in stir fry, but never fixed them on their own. Now I will!. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Tracy Arizmendi 3 years ago from Northern Virginia

      @Merrci: Thanks for the comments and I hope you like the recipe!! Let me know how it turns out for you!!

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      Tracy Arizmendi 3 years ago from Northern Virginia

      @SusanDeppner: Thank you for the comment and I think they are pretty too! I think it is important for out food to be pretty as well as delish!

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      Tracy Arizmendi 3 years ago from Northern Virginia

      @Colonel2013: Thanks for the comment and I hope you enjoy the dish!!

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice quick easy recipe, great for a side dish, I bet it tasted yummy. Thanks.

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      Tracy Arizmendi 2 years ago from Northern Virginia

      @Elsie Hagley: It was great! Thanks for dropping my lens and for commenting!!

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      LornsA178 2 years ago

      I love snow peas, and your recipe looks so good. It's quick and easy, I will definitely try this.

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      Tracy Arizmendi 2 years ago from Northern Virginia

      @LornsA178: Super!!! I am so glad you like the recipe and I hope you enjoy it!! Thanks for the comment LornsA178.

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      marsha32 2 years ago

      I'm not sure if we planted snap peas or snow peas, but they looked a lot like these. I threw the package away and my memory isn't that long anymore.

      The kids ate them as soon as they grew but they would have loved this. I'm going to have to pin it for next season.

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      Tracy Arizmendi 2 years ago from Northern Virginia

      @marsha32: Super!! I am excited you like the recipe that much!! I can still get them now and again at the market, but lately they haven't looked so good. Thanks for dropping by my lens and for commenting marsha32!

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