Szechuan Sugar Snap Peas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 28, 2023
Simple seasonings transform crisp, sweet sugar snap peas into an unbeatable side dish your family will love. Chopped walnuts can be used in place of the cashews.—Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Szechuan Sugar Snap Peas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup salted cashew halves


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute peas in peanut oil and sesame oil until crisp-tender. Add the onions, orange zest, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes; saute 1 minute longer.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the cilantro, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 107 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.