Sugar Snap Peas Recipes
Sugar Snap Pea and Prosciutto Salad
Fresh snap peas and prosciutto make for a delicious and light weekday dinner.
Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Pine Nut-Kasha Granola & Ricotta
"Everyone adds nuts to salad, but I wanted to do something different," says Justin Smillie. He tops crisp snap peas with a savory granola that includes pine nuts and kasha. Ricotta adds another layer of texture; Smillie makes his own cheese at the restaurant, but good-quality store-bought fresh ricotta is also delicious.
Sugar Snap Peas and Oyster Mushrooms in Sherried Cream
"There's something about the sherry and the cream and the sauteed mushrooms that has the power to draw other ingredients in," says chef Ashley Christensen about this supereasy, two-step dish.
Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas
Quinoa is one of the most versatile gluten-free ingredients. It's high in protein and fiber, and makes a fantastic healthy grain salad. This easy salad features crunchy sugar snap peas and roasted pumpkin seeds for salty crunch. It can be made in advance and enjoyed at room temperature for picnics, cookouts or just a healthy brown bag lunch.
Sugar Snaps and Snow Peas with Grated Fresh Horseradish
Convenience-store wasabi-coated peas, a fiery, crunchy snack, inspired this vibrant summer dish from David Chang. Chang decided to echo the flavor of the peas by tossing some of his favorite crisp vegetables from the farmers' market (including snow peas and sugar snaps) with fresh horseradish. Be sure to grate the horseradish at the very last minute, he advises, since it loses potency quickly as it sits.
Red Cabbage and Sugar Snap Pea Slaw with Sesame-Ginger Dressing
To accentuate the bright colors and textures of this striking cabbage slaw, serve it with fish and a refreshing cocktail.
Sautéed Asian Cabbage, Sugar Snap Peas and Egg
This flavorful, Asian-inspired cabbage salad packs a punch with crunchy sugar snap peas, fried eggs and a rich dressing.
Sugar Snap Peas with Soffrito, Hot Pepper and Mint
"It's hard to improve upon a perfect sugar snap pea," says Gjelina chef Travis Lett. "The question for the chef is, how do you not screw it up?" Lett's answer is to keep things simple, by cooking the sweet peas with fresh mint, crushed red pepper and soffrito (an aromatic Italian mix of sauteed minced vegetables, usually used to flavor soups and sauces).
Sugar Snap Peas with Mint and Warm Coconut Dressing
Chef Edward Lee creates an unusual dressing here, made with unsweetened coconut milk and fresh lemon juice. It's deliciously sweet and tangy.