Lemon-Basil Snow Peas Recipe
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Lemon-Basil Snow Peas Recipe

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“Sugar snap peas are a delicious vegetable that often gets overlooked,” notes Mitzi Sentiff in Annapolis, Maryland. “We love the flavor of this crunchy side dish and its splash of lemon with broiled fish, chicken or pork.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh snow peas
  • 1 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 71 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute garlic in oil for 30 seconds. Add snow peas and yellow pepper;saute for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients; saute 1 minute longer. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Basil Snow Peas in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p52

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