Sesame Sugar Snap Peas
1 Tbls sesame oil
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic
3 cups sugar snap peas
remove strings
1 Tbls sesame seeds
sea salt
  • large skillet or wok
I am always on the lookout for new side dishes that are quick, interesting, and add some variety to my normal steamed or sautéed veggies. Adding new vegetable is one way to switch up the routine - sugar snap peas are one of my favorites - but you can also switch up flavors by changing out your oil and spices. This simple recipe makes use of sesame oil, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds instead of my normal olive oil, salt and pepper. Make a double batch and use the leftovers in salads, lettuce wraps, and rice bowls.
Heat the sesame oil over medium heat in a large pan or wok and add the red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes until nice and fragrant.
Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender crisp. If needed add 1-2 tablespoons of water.
Turn off the heat and toss with the sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper.
source: Slender Kitchen