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. (Don’t miss making this recipe, either; it’s SO good!)
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!
If you love easy recipes and your Instant Pot, don’t miss my new Instant Pot cookbook!
easy garlic 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.