Lemon-Garlic Snap Peas

Lemon-Garlic Snap Peas in a pale blue rectangular dish

Sugar snap peas tossed in garlic and citrus are finished with salt, pepper, and lemon zest for a satisfying side dish.

Lemon-Garlic Snap Peas
Makes 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Garnish: lemon zest
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over high heat. Add snap peas and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3 minutes. Add lemon zest and juice, salt, and pepper; cook until liquid is evaporated, about 1 minute. Garnish with zest, if desired.

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May June 2022 cover of Southern Lady