Fresh-tasting lemon-mint vinaigrette dresses up snap peas and lima beans in a hurry. The creamy texture of limas is a perfect counterpart to the crunch of the sugar snap peas. Try this vinaigrette with asparagus and green beans too. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2008

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  • Whisk shallot, oil, lemon juice, mint, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  • Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Steam snap peas and lima beans until the snap peas are tender-crisp and the lima beans are heated through, 5 to 7 minutes. Toss with the vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; 5 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 126 mg sodium. 370 mg potassium; 16.7 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 5.4 g protein; 963 IU vitamin a iu; 48 mg vitamin c; 42 mcg folate; 50 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 47 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

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Quick easy side dish Really like this. The mint brought out the sweetness of the snap peas. I didn't use lima bean but really this is just a recipe for a nice vinaigrette that would be good on a variety of greens. Pros: Fresh Light Delicious Cons: Be careful not to overdo the mint Read More