Tangy Sugar Snap Peas Recipe
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Tangy Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen staff created this mouthwatering side dish that comes together quickly in the microwave. A sweet and tangy glaze complements the crisp peas and onion in this made-in-moments recipe.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen sugar snap peas, thawed
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons water, divided
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 75 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the peas, onion and 2 tablespoons water. Cover and cook on high for 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring twice; drain. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and pepper; stir in the vinegar and remaining water until smooth. Cook, uncovered, on high for 30-45 seconds or until thickened, stirring once. Add to pea mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Tangy Sugar Snap Peas in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p8

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 134491
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"Very good and a cinch to throw together."

s_pants User ID: 174050 53372
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"Quick, easy and delicious!"

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