Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are delicious raw or cooked.  They often come with “strings attached.”  These can be removed if they bother you.  Like most non-starchy vegetables, they are rich in nutrients, including potassium and vitamin C, and are low in calories and fat.  Try them in a salad or with dip as a snack.  Here’s a quick recipe for a spring side dish:

½ pound sugar snap peas

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped shallots

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

kosher salt to taste

1.    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

2.    Spread sugar snap peas in a single layer on a medium baking sheet, and brush with olive oil.  Sprinkle with shallots, thyme, and kosher salt.

3.    Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender but firm.  Serves 4.

59 calories, 3.4g fat

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