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Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

I am always on the lookout for new side dishes that are quick, interesting, and add some variety to my normal steamed or sautéed veggies. Adding new vegetables is one way to switch up the routine – sugar snap peas are on of my favorites – but you can also switch up flavors by changing out your oil and spices. This simple recipe makes use of sesame oil, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds instead of my normal go-to of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Make up a double batch and use the leftovers in salads, lettuce wraps, and rice bowls.

Sesame Sugar Snap Peas
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Nutritional Info: 63 calories, 4.6g of fat, 4.1g carbohydrates, 1.7g dietary fiber, 1.5g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 *

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the sesame oil over medium heat and add the red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes until nice and fragrant.
  2. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender crisp. If needed, add 1-2 tbsp. water.
  3. Turn off the heat and toss with sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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