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Lemon Snap Peas Recipe

Lemon Snap Peas Recipe

Fifteen minutes, thyme and lemon are really all you need for this delicious side that really comes together in, you guessed it, a snap. Marguerite Shaeffer — Sewell, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups fresh or frozen sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add snap peas; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place snap peas in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute the peas, lemon peel and thyme in butter until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 79 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.