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Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon | This Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon is a 10 minutes recipe that makes a healthy and delicious side dish. | A Sweet Pea Chef

Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon

Say hello to this super easy sugar snap peas with lemon side dish. This sugar snap peas recipe is my go-to side dish recipe when I don’t have a lot of time for preparing a healthy side dish. It comes together in 10 minutes and can be paired with so many of your favorite entrees.

Categories Dinner, Healthy Recipe, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty Easy
Keyword snap peas, sugar snap peas, sugar snap peas recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 79 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the snap peas and toss to coat. Cook snap peas for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Add the lemon zest, salt and pepper (and thyme, if you wish) and cook an additional 3-5 minutes, until the snap peas begin to puff up and are crisp, yet tender.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 295mg12%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1235IU25%
Vitamin C 68.7mg83%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.