This easy snow pea recipe is my new favorite way to enjoy them. Not only is this the Best Snow Pea Recipe I’ve ever tasted, but it’s also full of nutrients, including fiber, to help keep you satisfied and full. It contains just 7 simple ingredients, including snow peas, of course, and sweet corn. This recipe is straightforward to make. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and you can even store it in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Best Snow Pea Recipe – A New Way To Enjoy Them!
Snow peas are a legume sometimes referred to as Chinese pea pods full of fiber, which helps promote feelings of fullness and helps aid in weight loss. You can buy both fresh and frozen snow peas.
The easiest way to enjoy these healthy peas is to remove the tough string around the pod and eat them raw. You can also dip them into hummus, vegetable dip, or now make this snow pea corn salad recipe.
I found this recipe while watching Cameron Diaz’s snap pea and corn recipe video on YouTube. I’ve tweaked, though, as I didn’t have all the ingredients available to me that she had. My version still tasted so good and was quick to prepare. I thought I’d share it with everyone on my blog.
You will need to use fresh snow peas as you will not be cooking them for this recipe. Just cut off the tough string around the pod of the pea and chop them into smaller pieces. You can use corn off the husk or canned corn for this recipe. Both work great, so it’s really whatever you prefer. I would rinse the canned corn to get the starchiness out of it.
Here is a list of all the ingredients you will need to prepare this delicious snow pea and corn recipe, as well as some of the health benefits of each one you may really like to know about.
1. Snow Peas
Snow Peas may help prevent Heart Disease, Improve Blood Pressure, and aid in gut health and weight loss. Snow peas are low in calories and carbohydrates, so they are definitely one of the key superfoods to eat often.
Vitamins and Nutrients found in Snow Peas per 100 grams;
- Fiber – 2.6
- Protein – 2.8
- Vitamin A – 22% (DV)
- Vitamin C – 100% (DV)
- Vitamin K – 31% (DV)
- Folate – 10% (DV)
- Magnesium – 6% (DV)
- Phosphorus – 5% (DV)
- Potassium – 6% (DV)
- Manganese – 12% (DV)
- Carbohydrates – 7.5 grams
- Calories – 42 Calories
NOTE: Overall, snap peas are very healthy and great for your immune system. Moderation is key as eating an excess of fiber-enriched foods can lead to bloating and stomach cramps.
2. Sweet Corn
Corn is rich in fiber and antioxidants, which may help prevent diverticular disease, improve eye health, and aid in proper Digestion.
Vitamins and Nutrients found in Corn per 100 grams;
- Protein – 3.2 grams
- Fiber – 2.7 grams
- Carbohydrates – 14%
- Vitamin C – 11%
- Copper – 6%
- Zinc – 4%
- Potassium – 6%
- Magnesium – 9%
- Iron – 6.50%
- Maganese – 7%
NOTE: Eating corn in moderation is key, as too much at once may cause your blood sugar to spike. It’s best to scrape the corn off the husk for this recipe rather than eat canned corn if you’re concerned about your blood sugar levels.
3. True Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive Oil is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids and contains many antioxidants to help reduce inflammation, protect against Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. It also offers anti-cancer and antibacterial properties and may help reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and aid in weight loss.
Vitamins and Nutrients found in Olive Oil per 1 tablespoon;
- Vitamin K – 7% (DV)
- Vitamin E – 13% (DV)
- Saturated Fat – 14%
- Monosaturated Fat – 73% (mostly oleic acid)
NOTE: Some olive oils that read extra virgin olive oil could be diluted with other refined oils. So, It’s important to carefully examine your labels to ensure you are getting “REAL” extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil is very safe to cook on high heat and is considered a “superfood.”
4. Pink Himalayan Salt or Real Salt
Pink Himalayan Salt is known to be the ultimate mineral-rich seasoning said to be the purest of the sea salt family. Pink Himalayan salt may improve respiratory diseases, sleep quality, blood sugar levels and reduce the signs of aging. It is also known to help maintain your body’s pH balance.
Vitamins and Minerals found in Sea Salt per gram;
- Calcium – 1.6 mg
- Potassium – 2.8 mg
- Magnesium – 1.06 mg
- Iron – 0.0369 mg
- Sodium – 368 mg
NOTE: Regular table salt contains 381mg, which is more than pink Himalayan salt. Himalayan salt also offers more minerals as well which is a better option, in my opinion, to use in all recipes.
5. Juice of 1 Orange
Oranges belong to the group of citrus fruits. They offer many benefits, including fiber, vitamin c, thiamine, folate, and antioxidants. They also help prevent kidney stones, anemia and help with heart health.
Vitamins and Minerals found in Oranges, approximately per 1 orange;
- Calories – 94
- Water – 87%
- Protein – 2 grams
- Carbohydrates – 23 grams
- Sugar – 19 grams
- Fiber – 5 grams
- Fat – 0.2 grams
- Vitamin C – 100%
- Folate – 10%
- Potassium -237 mg
Note: Glucose, fructose, and sucrose are the dominant carbohydrates in oranges, giving them a sweet taste. It is best to consume a whole orange or juice from a whole orange rather than orange juice, as juices are higher in sugar and may not provide the fiber that a whole orange will do. Fiber helps control blood sugar and aid in digestion. But moderation is key!
6. Balsamic Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar is a safe food additive that is deep brown vinegar made from unfermented grape juice and has a tarty taste. It also may help lower cholesterol, aid in healthy digestion and blood pressure, help support weight loss, improve blood circulation and help make your skin look clearer. It’s also diabetic-friendly and works as an appetite suppressant, and contains strains of probiotic bacteria.
Vitamins and Minerals found in Balsamic Vinegar per 100 grams ;
- Calcium – 27 mg
- Iron – 0.7 mg
- Magnesium – 12 mg
- Potassium – 112 mg
NOTE: Most people can consume balsamic vinegar without a problem; however, some people may be sensitive to the ingredients found in vinegar (salicylates, histamine, sulfites, or acetic acid). Symptoms can range from asthma, diarrhea, bloating, headache, itchy skin, stuffy nose, etc.
Garlic is closely related to onions, shallots, and leeks and grows in many parts of the world. It is highly nutritious and contains only 4.5 calories and 1 gram of carbs. Garlic is often used to combat colds, sickness, and flu. It can also help reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Vitamins and Minerals found in one clove of garlic;
- Manganese – 2%
- Vitamin B6 – 2%
- Vitamin C – 1%
- Selenium – 1%
- Fiber – 0.06 grams
- Calcium – 5.43 mg
- Potassium – 12 mg
NOTE: Fresh garlic is best, but an easier way to use garlic is the ones in a jar as they are already chopped up for you. I like to keep jarred garlic on hand in case I run out of fresh because I use it in almost every dish I make.
Best Snow Pea Recipe
- Non-Stick Frying Pan
- Wooden Spoon
- Cutting Knife
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Bowl and Serving Dish
- 4 husks Corn cut the corn off the husks (or use canned corn rinsed in water with a strainer)
- 1 package Snow Peas chopped into smaller pieces and the stems removed
- 3 tsp Olive Oil extra virgin (setting 2 tsp aside for the dressing)
- 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Real Salt or pink Himalayan salt
- 1 full Orange squeezed for juice only
- 1 clove Garlic chopped
- Cut the corn off the husks and place it in a non-stick frying pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1/2 tsp of real salt.
- Fry the corn on medium heat until lightly cooked (browned) for about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Cut the stems off the snow peas and discard them.
- Chop up the snowpeas into smaller pieces.
- Whisk together the remaining olive oil (2 tsp) with balsamic vinegar, garlic, and juice of one full orange.
- Add the cooked corn and snow peas to a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the dressing over top of the corn and snow peas and mix very well.
- Serve right away and store the remainder in the refrigerator covered for up to 3 days.
Conclusion – Delicious!
I usually eat snow peas dipped in hummus. It’s good; however, it can be quite boring and tasteless.
Now, I’m glad I found another way to really enjoy eating them and wanted to share it. This really is the Best Snow Pea Recipe I’ve ever had. I love this dish so much. I usually make it once a week as it’s really delicious!
Please let me know if you tried this recipe and what you think of it in the comment section below.
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