Grilled Sugar Snap Peas with Spicy Peanut Sauce
By Andrea Bemis
The sugar snap peas at Tumbleweed Farm are abundant and wonderful. And while my favorite way to enjoy a fresh snap pea is raw, straight off the vine, I think these grilled peas are the next best thing. We whipped these up for a happy hour snack and dipped the lightly charred peas into a spicy peanut sauce. If you're looking to make this a complete meal try grilling some tofu or chicken, whip up some rice, and serve with the dipping sauce for a simple dinner. Regardless if you make this a meal or happy hour snack, I'd recommend serving these tasty snap peas with a cold beer and good company.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 4 minutes
Spicy Peanut Sauce
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 1 large clove of garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you are sensitive to spice try 1/8 teaspoon first)
- 2-3 tablespoons of water
Sugar Snap Peas
- 1 pound sugar snap peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- pinch of salt
Whisk together all the ingredients for the peanut sauce until smooth and creamy. Taste test and adjust seasonings as needed. If the sauce is too thick add a touch more water to thin.
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Toss the peas with the olive oil and salt. Set a wire rack or grill basket on the grill grate and grill peas, turning occasionally, until lightly charred, about 4 minutes.
Serve peas with the dipping sauce and serve warm or at room temperature.
* Use this recipe as a guide; adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary
* Store extra sauce in the fridge for up to 5 days
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