The sesame sugar snap peas recipe is a result of my looking for something new to do with the sugar snap peas I found on sale. We bought a giant bag at our local bulk item store. While we typically eat them raw, I decided to take a different route since we had so many. My children love Asian food and sesame chicken, so I got inspired and broke out the wok. I believe using the ingredients that I did, that I would still consider this a healthy recipe considering we usually just snap the ends and eat them raw. This recipe would make a decent side to any Asian-inspired dish, or if you’re like my husband…add it to any type of dish and merely call it “fusion.”

Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

A speedy recipe bursting with flavor, which entices more veggie consumption.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar snap peas
Servings: 6
Author: Holly McCarthy


  • 3 cups sugar snap peas raw
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp garlic minced


  • Wash, dry, and trim the ends of the sugar snap peas.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok at medium heat until very hot.
  • Add the sugar snap peas to the heated oil and fry for five minutes or until tender but still crisp.
  • Add the garlic, sesame seeds, and soy sauce to the oil and peas and fry for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve warm

p.s. Despite how awesome I might appear online, mistakes happen. If you happen to spot one on this recipe, save your fellow cooks a disaster and let me know by using the contact form.