Only in season for a brief time, snap and snow peas are some of the food delights of spring. Lovely raw or lightly sauteed, don’t miss adding some of these sweet green pods to your meal plan while they are available.
Snap Pea Nutrition
Snap and snow peas are quite good for you. A 1/2 cup of cooked snap peas has approximately 2.6 grams of protein, 39 mg of Vitamin C, 1.6 mg of iron, 192 mg of potassium and 21 mg of magnesium.
Bring some bright, fresh crunch to your table with this quick, easy and delicious snap pea salad recipe:
Lemony Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Avocado
- Remove any strings or rough ends from the snap peas. Roughly chop into bite-size pieces.
- Remove skin and seed, and dice avocado into bite-sized pieces.
- In a bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper.
- Add raw sugar snap peas and avocado; toss gently to combine.
- Refrigerate up to an hour before serving to chill and meld flavors.
Updated May 2, 2023