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Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots & Peppers

May/June 2009, June/July 2005

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



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Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots & Peppers

Makes: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.

Nutrition

Per serving: 82 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 168 mg sodium; 219 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (120% daily value), Vitamin C (90% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat (mono)


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
Steam
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Type of Dish
Side dish, vegetable
Ethnic/Regional
Asian
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