Orange & Mint Snap Peas Recipe
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Orange & Mint Snap Peas Recipe

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This classic steaming method produces vibrant, crisp-tender vegetables. The sweet taste of snap peas is accented with orange, sugar and mint. Yum! Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 117 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 323mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first five ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place peas in a steamer basket in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Transfer to a serving bowl. Add orange juice mixture and mint; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orange & Mint Snap Peas in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p19

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