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Lemon Mint Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

Our Lemon Mint Sugar Snap Peas Recipe is bursting with the springtime flavors of fresh mint and lemon. These sugar peas will brighten up any holiday or spring menu.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar snap peas, sugar snap peas recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin


  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 1 leek , white and light green parts chopped, 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 pkg. (15 oz.) stringless sugar snap peas , 5 cups
  • 1 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 1 Tbs. lemon zest


  • In large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add leeks, kosher salt and pepper and cook until just softened, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add wine and boil 1 minute.
  • Stir in sugar snap peas. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until tender-crisp, 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Transfer to serving dish and top with mint and lemon zest.


Makes 4 cups/4 servings/ 1 cup per serving.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Garnish with fresh edible flowers
  • Add freshly minced garlic
  • Stir in thinly sliced fresh basil in addition to the fresh mint
  • Substitute chicken broth for the white wine
  • Substitute chopped parsley for the fresh mint
  • Substitute sliced fresh basil for the fresh mint
  • Substitute lime zest for the lemon zest


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 779IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg