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Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame Dressing

Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame Dressing

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These crunchy, sweet and refreshing snap peas are served with a traditional Japanese onion and sesame dressing that’s nutty and savory.


Units Scale
  • 8 oz sugar snap peas

Sesame dressing

  • 2 tablespoons onion or shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chinkiang vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Fill a medium size bowl with water and plenty of ice. Set aside.
  2. Add all the ingredients for the onion sesame dressing to a bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  3. Bring a small pot of salted water to boil.
  4. Add the sugar snap peas and boil for 2 minutes.
  5. Drain and add the sugar snap peas to the ice bath. After 5 minutes, drain the sugar snap peas and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  6. Transfer the sugar snap peas to a serving plate or shallow bowl and top with the dressing. Serve.


Store these sugar snap peas in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. 


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 5.1g
  • Sodium: 222.7mg
  • Fat: 14.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.3g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: snow peas

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