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Snow Peas with Pine Nuts and Mint

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Posted by Elise on Mar 28, 2007, Original recipe from Simply Recipes (Source)

Snow Peas with Pine Nuts and Mint

Spring has sprung here in Northern California. The sweet peas are blossoming, the snap peas are climbing, and I have peas on my brain! Today I had a hankering for snow peas and cooked up a bunch this afternoon just for the heck of it. There are so many ways to prepare snow peas, the only thing you really don't want to do is to over-cook them. This is a simple stir-fry with pine nuts, garlic, sesame oil, and a little mint. What's your favorite snow peas recipe?

Snow Peas with Pine Nuts and Mint Recipe


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 pound snow peas, rinsed, dried, tips of the ends cut off, strings removed

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil

  • 10 large mint leaves, chopped


1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the snow peas, garlic, and pine nuts. Stir to coat with the oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring. You do not want to overcook the snow peas or they will get limp. They should still be a little bit crunchy.

2 Remove from heat. Stir in the sesame oil and chopped mint leaves. Serve immediately.

Yield: Serves 2-3.

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