I have been having a bit of a love affair with sugar snap peas recently. There is something about biting into a deliciously sweet, crunchy snap pea that is incredibly satisfying. They make an excellent snack, alone or with hummus, and a great side for any meal. And if that wasn’t enough to keep me happy, they are an excellent source of vitamin C, and a good source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, thiamin, folate, iron, and manganese.
Even though I am perfectly happy to eat snap peas completely unadulterated, this week I decided to jazz them up a bit. The result was this Crispy Asian Snap Pea Salad. A light, refreshing recipe for a hot summers day.
Crispy Asian Snap Pea Salad
- 2 cups (8 oz) sugar snap peas
- 1 cup (5.5 oz) cooked, shelled edamame
- 1 cup (4 oz) radishes
- 3 medium carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped chives
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp low sodium tamari or soy sauce
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1. Chop the sugar-snap peas into 1/2 inch pieces.
2. Finely slice the radishes.
3. Peel and grate the carrots.
4. Combine the sugar snap peas, edamame, radishes, carrots, and chives in a bowl.
5. In a separate bowl whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, tamari/soy sauce, water, honey, lemon juice, and sesame seeds.
6. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
This sounds great. The dressing sounds really tasty.
Thanks. It is pretty tasty. And you can spice it up with some sriracha or hot sauce if you like.
Rachel and Dawn says
This looks great Esther. There’s nothing in there I don’t like. I think my teenager would love this too – at least one of my children likes vegetables! x
That’s great that you have one veggie eater. Maybe they will influence the others?
Love it! Although I’ve yet to (a) eat a sugar snap pea raw, or (b) find a source for yummy yummy edamame beans! Can you courier some of the salad to Scotland? 😉
Looks lovely! Love all the different colors and textures! – Kat
Thank you Kat. I do love a colorful salad.
This salad looks so light and refreshing! Perfect for a hot summer day and I love all the colors 🙂
YUM! I’m going to try this this week! I wish radishes were used in salads more often, i just love them.
Home grown radishes are even better – really spicy.