Lemon-Mint Sugar Snap Peas

Lemon-Mint Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

The taste of delicate sugar snap peas teamed with fresh lemon and mint is definitely a harbinger of spring. Serve them with grilled or broiled lamb chops or fish fillets.





Serves: 5

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

  • 8 oz sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon light tub margarine
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint or fresh cilantro


  1. In a medium saucepan, steam the peas, covered, for 5 minutes, or until just tender-crisp. Drain well. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients except the mint.
  3. Gently stir the lemon zest mixture and mint into the peas.


1 Vegetable

Nutrition Facts

Calories 35
    Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1g
    Saturated Fat 0.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 55mg
Potassium 100mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
    Dietary Fiber 1g
    Sugars 2g
    Added Sugar 0g
Protein 1g
Phosphorus 25mg

This recipe is from Diabetes & Heart-Healthy Recipes published by the American Diabetes Association. ©2019 American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. All rights reserved.