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Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt | @withfoodandlove

My CSA is bringing it in a very serious way. I know it’s only week two, but I’m totally head over heels in love with Philly FoodWorks. This past delivery I was stocked with totsoi, bok choy, watercress, kale, mizuna greens, mint, beets, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini bread {totally not gluten-free so Chris devoured it for me} and, these sugar snap peas.

I mean, hell yes.

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt | @withfoodandlove

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt | @withfoodandlove

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt | @withfoodandlove

I debated what to make with these sugar snap peas for days, seriously, days. Half of me really wanted to make like this killer spring salad with healthy greens and a luscious dressing, but the other half of me wanted to do something a little more hearty, savory, something with the perfect salty crisp. When I came across these bomb-ass roasted sugar snap peas I knew my little babies were destined for the oven. I threw a little mint, lemon + garlic in a processor, then coated the sugar snap peas in that little mixture. I popped them in the oven, roasted them till golden brown and crunchy and delicious.

The fresh mint comes out subtle, yet bright. But the sea salt makes the flavors pop. When I first started to really embrace cooking more seriously, I realized there are two essential tools you must have in your kitchen. The first was an awesome knife. The second, a good high-quality earthy sea salt. If you have these two things, you will dominate that kitchen. Aztec Sea Salt is my new best friend. I’ve been experimenting with a lot of salt lately. From Himalayan pink salt to small-batched salt from Oregon and I really love this salt and I think you will too. It’s 100% unrefined and, organically and sustainably hand-harvested from the Cuyutlan Lagoon in Mexico.

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt | @withfoodandlove

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Notes: this recipe takes only about 25 minutes to prep + cook; it’ll serve two people. Any snap pea variety will do!


  • 1 large bunch of sugar snap peas, about 3 heaping cups
  • 1 cup of mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon {about 1 tablespoon}
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • a few heavy pinches of sea salt

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees + line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Wash the snap peas, pat dry and trim up the ends.

In a food processor combine the mint, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and black pepper. Pulse until all the mint and garlic is finely chopped. Toss the snap peas in the mint mixture and spread them out onto the baking sheet in an even layer.

Roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of sea salt, and enjoy!

This post is sponsored by Aztec Sea Salt; all opinions are my own.

12 Responses to "Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt"

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    June 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    yum! i love the idea of using mint with sugar snap peas.

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    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen

    June 18, 2014 at 4:45 AM

    I couldn’t agree more, a good seas salt is an essential in my kitchen!

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      June 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      Right?! It is a MUST HAVE!!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food

    June 20, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    What a great way to prepare sugar snap peas. Simple, flavorful. Love this recipe.

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      June 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM

      Hey thanks so much Brian – I’m a big fan of your work, so thanks for stopping by!

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    June 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Oh manna those looks amazing. I will have ot keep a look out for sugar snaps at the market this week. Love roasting veggies and I agree. You simply cannot live without good salt. I love Maldon sea salt flakes and pink H. I always keep my pestle and mortar handy to grind it fresh each time I use them.

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    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

    June 24, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    This looks fabulous AND I just bought a big package of sugar snaps. Good thing I’m growing mint on the patio – I think this will be on the menu tonight! YUM :)

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      June 24, 2014 at 4:29 PM

      Thanks for stopping by Ashley!! These snap peas are like my favorite thing to eat right now. ENJOY :))

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}

    June 24, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    These look incredible! I will definitely be trying this lovely recipe.

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    Millie l Add A Little

    June 25, 2014 at 3:20 AM

    These look awesome Sherrie! Definitely going to try them out as a perfect summer snack!

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      June 25, 2014 at 9:09 AM

      Thanks Millie, you’ll love ’em!!

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    aida mollenkamp

    April 14, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    I haven’t had snap peas yet this season but this is serious motivation!

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