Farm Fresh Fridays: Easy Peasy Snap Peas

One of the things I love about farmers markets is the ease of introducing my kids to different types of produce with free samples that I can feel great about!  This week I was reminded of that when one of the organic farmers had open containers of snap peas that they urged customers to try.

Seriously, what could be an easier side dish than a handful of raw snap peas! If your kids are the kind that insist on some sort of sauce (back in my nanny days, I took care of 2 that insisted ketchup went on *everything* including cantaloupe…), a dollop of ranch dip or hummus pairs nicely.

But, if you want to jazz up those peas just a tad, these crunchy, lemony snap peas take just a few minutes to throw together. The longest step is de-stringing the peas, which, honestly, is something I’d never done before this summer.

Farmers Market Lemony Snap Pea Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb snap peas
  • 1 lemon
  • 1T avocado oil (or olive oil or butter)
  • salt

 Preparation Steps:

  1. De-string your peas
  2. Zest and juice the lemon
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s hot enough (a drop of water sizzles), add your oil.
  4. Place peas in the pan and toss to coat them in the oil. Let them sit for 15 seconds before stirring again. Stir a couple more times, roughly every 15 seconds, just until heated through. The goal is warm, bright green peas. This took me just over 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer peas to your serving dish, add the lemon zest and a pinch of salt then toss to evenly distribute.

Easy Peasy Lemony Peas

What do you think, is it necessary to de-string your peas?

What is your favorite way to eat snap peas – tell us and others in comments below!!

Sonya

As a high school student, Sonya was an active member of her school’s environmental club, an interest that intensified when she became a parent. A self-trained marketing professional, she loves melding her talents and interests together, designing and editing the blog, emails, and other online marketing efforts at Our Green House. When she’s not working, homeschooling her teenager, or learning something new, Sonya finds peace gardening, hiking and raising grain and soy-free pastured chickens.

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