This easy garlic snap peas recipe is healthy, delicious and ready in just 8 minutes!
Everyone should have a few go-to quick & dirty side dishes that can go with just about any meal. These easy garlic snap peas recipe is one of those dishes for me.
Snap peas are, without a doubt, one of my favorite vegetables. Sweet with a terrific crunch and flavor, they’re delicious raw or lightly cooked and are one of the few vegetables that both of my girls will eat. Add a little garlic and I’m in heaven!
(That last sentence about the garlic was cheating a bit since I could say that about pretty much any dish :)
This easy garlic snap peas recipe gets made at my house at least once a week. The other night when I made my Crispy Asian Drumsticks I started to panic, realizing I hadn’t planned ahead and didn’t have anything to go with them. Then I spied a tiny package of snap peas in the back of the fridge that I’d bought to send with the girls lunches. It was small – only about a cup and a half total in the package – but since I usually add about one large garlic clove for every cup of snap peas it was easy to figure out the amounts.
So there you go – a garlic clove for every cup of snap peas. The only other ingredients you’ll need are oil, salt & pepper which makes this a perfect stand-by side dish! It has to be the easiest snap peas recipe I’ve ever made.
I use a carbon-steel wok for my asian stir-fries and other dishes. A heavy skillet will work fine but do consider investing in a wok – they’re so fun to cook with and make easy work of one-dish meals. I’ll be posting my easy fried rice recipe later this week which I make all the time with leftover rice; it just wouldn’t be the same without my beloved wok!
You can increase or decrease the size of this recipe by remembering you'll need one garlic clove for every cup of sugar snap peas.
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 cups sugar snap peas
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl around the pan. When oil is shimmering, add sugar snap peas. Stir frequently for 3-4 minutes or until peas are starting to soften but are still crisp-tender. Add garlic and stir constantly for one minute. Season well with salt & pepper and serve.