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Basil Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

Basil Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

Complement the sauce-topped steaks with this vibrant side dish that cooks in the microwave in mere minutes. Fresh sugar snap peas get extra color from a jar of pimientos, which eliminates the need to chop sweet red pepper.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the peas and water. Cover and cook on high for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 77 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"I thought this recipe was just okay. I actually loved this method of cooking the sugar snap peas; they came out perfect. I just didn't care for the flavor of this dish; too much basil I think."

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