June 11, 2014 20

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt

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My CSA is bringin’ 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. Last week I was stocked with totsoi, bok choy, watercress, kale, mizuna greens, mint, beets, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini bread – big bummer, totally not gluten-free so Chris pretty much devoured it without me – and these sugar snap peas.

I mean, swooooon.

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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 wondrous little mixture. I popped ‘em in the oven, roasted them till golden brown and crunchy + delicious. Now, where the real magic comes in…the salt. Oh glorious, magical, sea salt how beautiful you are.

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It came to my attention a few years ago, when I really started to love cooking just how important two tools in my kitchen were. The first an awesome knife. The second, a good pinch of really amazing earthy sea salt. If you have those 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 Aztec Sea Salt and I think you will too. It’s 100% unrefined and organically + sustainably hand-harvested from the Cuyutlan Lagoon in Mexico. To purchase Aztec Sea Salt jump down to the bottom of the page for a 50% coupon code.

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Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mint + Sea Salt

Takes about 20 minutes + serves 2 hungry souls.

Ingredients:

  • a 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • generous amounts of sea salt, I prefer Aztec Sea Salt

Heat the oven to 450 degrees.

Wash the snap peas thoroughly 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 and oil mixture. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread them out in an even layer. Roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.

Sprinkle with a generous pinch of sea salt + pop ‘em back. Go for it, there’s good news the entire pod is edible.


{{disclaimer}} This post is in partnership with Aztec Sea Salt, this supports the continued growth and development of my site. All opinions are my own.

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

  1. Reply

    Crista

    June 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

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

  2. Reply

    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!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      June 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Right?! It is a MUST HAVE!!

  3. Reply

    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.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      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 my little slice of the interwebs.

      XO SHERRIE

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    Naomi

    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 :)

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      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!
    http://youtube.com/addalittlefood

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      June 25, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Millie, you’ll love ‘em!!

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