Chili-Lime Sugar Snap Peas

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"Modified from Real Simple, May 2013."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (157.5 g)
  • Calories 535.7
  • Total Fat - 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.9 mg
  • Sodium - 323.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 117.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 113.7 g
  • Protein - 2.7 g
  • Calcium - 18.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. (Set a bowl of ice water next to the sink.)

Step 2

Add trimmed sugar snap peas to the pot and cook until just tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and transfer to the ice water to stop cooking process. Drain and pat dry.

Step 3

In a skillet over medium heat, combine olive oil, butter, chili pepper (or red pepper flakes), lime zest, lime juice and sugar snap peas. Increase heat and heat through, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl or platter. Top with chopped peanuts and cilantro. Serve immediately!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Nice side dish, and fast to make too. I used less salt. Loved the addition of the peanuts and cilantro.

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(4 Feb 2016)


10 stars for this. So fresh and tasty. I thought I had a jar of peanuts but someone had finished them off, so I didn't have them to sprinkle, but fine without them, and gives me an excuse to buy more peanuts and make this again. Thanks for this keeper.

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(7 Jun 2015)