4 minute Snow Peas (Easy Vegan)

Status update:
This past week has been lighter in terms of everything I had to do. Yet, I felt really tired every single day. The time change made me stay up late, the Spring weather made me not want to do much work, ad as a result I had a difficult week staying on task. At the same time I have started a new eating plan which made it a bit more difficult for me to plan for and cook healthy daily. So, what happens when you get back home rather late, you are starving, want something healthy but if possible FAST. In addition, you may even have some rice left over from the nght before or from Asian reastaurant take out. Hmmmm. You may try this!

This is an easy and inexpensive dish that you can easily make on a busy night and use either as a side or as a main vegan/vegetarian dish. It takes only 4-5 minutes to prepare and the same amount of time to cook. It is tasty, delicious, healthy and quick. This is all I need! Try it one evening and see what you think.

So... easy + vegan + healthy + inexpensive = a recipe you must have in your recipe book and cooking repertoire!!!

9 oz (255 gm) or one package snow peas
2 tablespoons canola oil (or preferred oil)
1/2 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
salt to taste or 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce

To prepare wash the snow peas and remove the fibers from them. If you are not sure how to remove the fibers, you can look at this video (the video is about snap peas but it works the same way). I have made this dish a few times now. As you might see in the first picture I had rushed and forgot to remove the fibers. Well...my hubby was quite critical as his mother used to make a similar dish growing up in a Chinese-American family:) and as a result I ate the snow peas alone. By the second time I did not forget. Everybody happy!

Heat up a pan to medium heat. Add the two tablespoons of canola oil until hot. Reduce the heats slightly. Add the garlic and immediately after add the show peas. Sir in the ginger last. Let cook for 4 min only. Leave an extra minute if you want the snow peas to be softer. But be careful not to overcook.  Add salt or soy sauce to taste.  Serve over rice to enjoy!


Yum! What a great recipe! We just had snow peas last night in a similar way last night - it's one of our go to ways to cook veggies along with a shallot or a small onion.
Off to pin :)

March 31, 2014 at 5:19 AM comment-delete

I can't wait for our peas to grow in the garden this summer this looks so refreshing.

March 31, 2014 at 6:49 AM comment-delete

Jennifer, this is wonderful that you re growing fresh veggies and snow peas in particular. Yuliya, yes a shallot or some onions would be a great addition to the recipe.
Thank you both for stopping by and for your comments!

March 31, 2014 at 7:58 AM comment-delete

Yum yum! Super simple and easy. I love it. I have to get some snow peas now! LOL! This week, I started out super strong, and by yesterday was wiped! I need to get back in the game! Have a great weekend! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style.

April 4, 2014 at 6:40 AM comment-delete

Hi April, you know I have had the same week, I started strong and now I am wiped myself - my energy and good eating habits disappeared...time for more veggies!
Thank you for stopping by!

April 4, 2014 at 7:39 AM comment-delete

Mmm! Sounds good! Thanks for sharing at Savoring Saturdays!

April 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM comment-delete

We love peas! I look forward to trying this. :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2012/02/look-what-we-did-wednesday_29.html

April 8, 2014 at 9:18 PM comment-delete

This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! Pinning for future reference.

April 22, 2014 at 2:22 PM comment-delete

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