Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots & Peppers

Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots & Peppers

4 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

The colorful combination of sugar snap peas, red bell pepper and carrot plus Asian-inspired flavors make this side dish a pleasure to whip up for a weeknight dinner.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into strips (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Freshly ground pepper , to taste


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  1. Place peas, bell pepper and carrot in a steamer basket over 2 inches of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover and steam, stirring once, until crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Toss with soy sauce, oil, sesame seeds and pepper.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 78 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 6,352 IU vitamin A; 64 mg vitamin C; 43 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 154 mg sodium; 244 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (127% daily value), Vitamin C (107% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 1 fat (mono)

Reviews 4

July 14, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Easy, Coloful, and Tasty! This recipe was such an easy and healthy side dish! The vegetables are so bright and the sauce adds a lot of flavor. Wonderful! Pros: Lots of Vegetables, Great Flavor
February 10, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Ok but watch the amount of sesame oil This is clearly a recipe by a non-Asian - no offense intended, I am Caucasian but my wife is Chinese. Anyone who knows sesame oil, including world class chefs, will tell you that the oil needs to be used sparingly, otherwise it will overwhelm the entire dish. A full tablespoon is ridiculous, all you need is a few drops to no more than a half teaspoon. Adjust to this amount and you have a nice stir fry dish. Pros: Nice mix of veggies and potential flavor Cons: Way overboard on sesame oil
December 13, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe rocks! I have a hard time eating my vegetables and usually have to resort to hiding them from myself by combining with meat, cheese, etc. No need here. Ate 'em all by themselves! Thank you a hundred times! I'll be making this a lot. I also added a bit of chili paste for a little heat. Awsome Pros: Simple and quick Cons: none
November 15, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I am in love with vegetables and I am always looking for new flavors and ways to get my family to eat them. This recipe was a sure win for my family, with the light salty flavor from the soy sauce, the sweet flavors from steamed vegetables, and the beautiful colors. I paired this with Teriyaki chicken and brown rice and this was just the perfect side. This family favorite will be used a lot!
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