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I usually plan out a menu for the week and take it with me when I go grocery shopping.  But sometimes I get to the market and all my good intentions fall to the wind because I see something (usually some form of fresh produce) that just calls to me.  That’s exactly what happened when I saw these pretty snow peas.  They cook up in a matter of minutes and form a fantastic summer meal paired with grilled teriyaki chicken and jasmine rice.

I’m sending this recipe to Reeni of Cinnamon & Spice for her Side Dish Showdown.  June’s theme is Anything Goes! 

Snow Pea & Sesame Sauté

(Yield:  2 servings)

2 tsp olive oil

1/2 tsp each fresh grated ginger and garlic

2-3 c snow peas

2 tsp soy sauce

1/4 tsp honey

1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Dash pepper

In a wok or medium skillet over medium heat, heat the ginger and garlic until fragrant (about 1 minute), stirring constantly.  Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the snow peas, soy sauce, and honey.  Sauté 1-2 minutes (until just slightly softened), stirring constantly.  Turn off the heat and stir in the sesame seeds and pepper to taste.

Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. Veronica M. says:

    Sounds good! Do you think using some sesame oil would be good too?

    1. Veronica, I think it would be great with sesame oil! :)

  2. I’ve always wanted an elephant named Flopsie. No idea why, but that’s where it came from.

  3. A nice way of preparing snowpeas! Very yummy!



  4. That is a wonderful side dish! Love the colors. It would liven any table!


  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. These snow peas look so green, like they were cut right from the garden and photographed. Very yummy.

  6. Ciao Faith,

    thank you for your visit, you also have a lovely blog, I will be back!!!

    Love this recipe, my kind of food :-), and beautiful photos!



  7. Ooh look at the color! So gorgeous! You definitely cooked it the perfect amount!

  8. Fitness Surfer says:

    Supper healthy delicious snack idea. Thanks again. Wish i had some snow peas right now. Must be time for my last small meal of the day. Almond, vanilla, protein shake =)

  9. My husband loves snow peas!!!!This looks delicious.

  10. Faith,

    Snow peas drizzled with honey and sauce with sesame seeds looks really delicious. Thanks for visiting my blog. Looking forward see you more often.

  11. I love snow peas. I like to use them in a stirfry! So crunchy and healthy. :)

  12. I bought fresh snow peas at the farmer’s market for the first time last year and let me tell you I will never go back to the ones in the bag at the store. These were just so sweet and delicious…I was hooked. I love the sauce you put on them!

  13. Such a simple, flavorful recipe, Faith. The color is perfect…and I bet they are as crisp as can be. Love this!

  14. That’s it. I’m adding snow peas to my grocery list right now.

  15. That color just started my day off right. SUch a green… Spring is definitely here and the recipe is simple and good… just the way I like it!

  16. It’s hard to say no to peas that green… I shop the same way. I have a list, but I also like to improvise when I see something that catches my eye!

  17. terrific side, faith! the crunchy little seeds are a great touch.

  18. I’m not particularly a fan of snow peas as I tend to steer away from sweet vegetables, except for corn. Your presentation though is lovely and the photos are so enticing, I could almost reach out and take one! I love the sprinkling of sesame – they could actually induce to eat and enjoy this :)

  19. I only recently discovered my love to sesame seeds because my mom put it on an Asian-ish salmon she made the other day. Great recipe Faith! Looks delicious.

  20. Fresh and delicious. Beautiful photos.

  21. They looks so healthy and delicious Faith. Hehe that always happens to me. I wish I had a rollerdex of recipes in my head when I go to the supermarket. Sometimes I just buy things not knowing what I’m going to do! :P

  22. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Snow peas sound lovely with combination of sesame seeds!

  23. yumm!

    And I am not so good at menu planning either. Very bad actually since I get too distracted at the market :))

  24. These are so bright and vibrant! Your preparation of them is simple yet so delicious. Thanks for sending them to the Showdown!

  25. Who knew snow peas could be so lovely? Your presentation is beautiful and the flavors sound perfect.

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