Sesame Ginger Snap Peas

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Sesame Ginger Snap Peas! A quick and easy Asian inspired side dish. This is ready in about 5 minutes and the perfect side with chicken or salmon! @spendpennies

I love snap peas and so do my kids!  This is the perfect side for any meal and the best part is that it takes about 5 minutes to make!  We serve this alongside grilled chicken or salmon or pretty much any meat!

I purchase pre-washed snap peas to make it extra quick and easy.  You’ll want to make sure you’re using fresh ginger and garlic in this recipe for the best results.


Sesame Ginger Snap Peas! A quick and easy Asian inspired side dish. This is ready in about 5 minutes and the perfect side with chicken or salmon! @spendpenniesFresh ginger is one of my favorite flavors and something I always have on hand.  If you’ve never cooked with it before, you must try it, it’s really inexpensive and packs a huge flavor punch! When buying ginger you want to look for a large piece with dry skin and no wrinkling.  (Older drier ginger has more flavor than younger ginger).  A lot of people store ginger in the fridge which is totally fine, place it in a Ziploc bag and remove the air.  Personally, I like to keep it on the counter with my garlic since I use it fairly quickly.

A couple of tips for working with ginger…

  1.  I personally never peel ginger.  I give it a rinse and leave it on the counter in a bowl.
  2. Rather than mincing it, I use a hand grater to shred it or I use a garlic grater if I need it a finer texture.
  3. If it starts to wrinkle, just toss the whole root in the freezer so you always have it on hand
  4. Grate it right from frozen into my dishes with perfect results

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Non Stick Pan * Fresh Ginger * Sesame Seeds *

Sesame Garlic Snap Peas

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  • 3 cups snap peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon shredded fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

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  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add in snap peas and soy sauce. Cook 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until snap peas are tender crisp. Remove from heat and toss with sesame seeds and sesame oil.
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  1. I was gifted a bag of snap peas today and so I decided to make this recipe. I’m really glad I did because I love the outcome! It smelled so amazing when roasting and the flavors really complement each other.
    Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. We’re making some sticky garlic sesame wings tonight and I bet this would taste good with it. Love how simple this recipe is!

  3. Sesame, ginger and garlic are at the heart of most amazing stir-fries. Your snap peas side would make for a great addition. I love snap peas. In fact most of the time I snack on them. I will use this recipe to cook them when having them for dinner.

  4. What a delicious looking side dish! I keep my ginger in the fridge, because I never go through it fast enough. It sure does add a flavor punch though. Looking forward to trying this dish!

  5. This recipe looks simple and delicious – a winning combo in my book! I’m always looking for quick and easy side dish recipes so I’m glad to have found this one! Thanks for sharing! (P.S. Big ginger fan here too! :) )