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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
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; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 16.7g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 5g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 962.9IU 19% DV; vitamin c 47.9mg 80% DV; folate 41.7mcg 10% DV; calcium 50mg 5% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 47mg 17% DV; potassium 369.6mg 10% DV; sodium 125.9mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV; added sugar 1g.

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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