Lemony Sugar Snap Peas


I saw this recipe on Cooking Light and knew it would be an excellent side dish to the salmon I was making for dinner… I was right. I loved the lemony flavor of the crisp-tender sugar snap peas. My daughter and I both loved this side dish but my husband and son aren’t fans of snap peas so they didn’t care for it. Their loss.

Combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Bring a pot of water (seasoned with a bit of salt) to boil over high heat. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 30 seconds. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process and to ensure the color will stay bright green.

Pour the sugar snap peas into the bowl with the vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if desired. Enjoy.


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Lemony Sugar Snap Peas

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 30 seconds

Ingredients:

2 tbsp lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sugar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
8 oz of sugar snap peas

Directions:

Combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Bring a pot of water (seasoned with a bit of salt) to boil over high heat. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 30 seconds. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process and to ensure the color will stay bright green.

Pour the sugar snap peas into the bowl with the vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if desired. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light