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Lemon Snap Peas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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
Lemon Snap Peas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/3 cups fresh or frozen sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 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 zest and thyme in butter until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

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

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