A handful of ingredients and a microwave are all our home economists needed to create this terrific treatment for fresh snow peas. A bit of lemon juice, some mince garlic and a dash of Italian seasoning make it a perfect addition to any meal.

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5 mins
5 mins
10 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a microwave-safe dish, combine the snow peas, water and garlic. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Combine the butter, lemon juice and Italian seasoning. Drizzle over peas; toss to coat.



This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in an 1,100 watt microwave.

Nutritional Analysis: 3/4 cup (prepared with reduced-fat butter)equals 76 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 9.5g; fat 6g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 45.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (77)

Rating: 4 stars
Whoa! Microwave vegetables? - 1 star. Pan-cooked? - 4-5 stars! Never, never, never microwave as your primary cooking method ... it ruins your food, cooks unevenly, and gives a "tinny" flavor. This is SO easy, 5 minutes in a pan: 1/2 TBS butter in warm-hot pan (just below medium heat), then add garlic for 30 seconds, then Italian seasoning, stir, and then add the snow peas & 1-2 TBS water. Toss & stir (kind-of braising) for a minute or two on medium heat until they just begin to change color, and "finish" with 1 tsp FRESH lemon juice and 1 TBS Ex.Virgin Olive Oil, and a sprinkle of Kosher (coarse) salt and a few grinds of pepper, for about 2 more minutes. That's it ... 5 minutes, done, not overcooked. Serve these up right away! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I wouldn't change a thing about the sauce, however I cooked the snow peas in boiling water for about 4 minutes instead of using the microwave. The garlic and butter smelled so good while they were sauteing, and the lemon juice really gave this sauce a nice mellow tang. I think cooking the lemon juice versus just nuking the sauce helped to eliminate some of the bitter or tart taste others have complained about. I will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and delicious way to add some zip to snow peas. I steamed them for 2 minutes, and then substituted olive oil for the butter and drizzled the oil/lemon/seasoning mixture overtop - even my 18 month old gobbled them up - thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick and simple. Followed the recipe to a tee, cooked for 3 minutes on high in the microwave. They came out crisp, retained their beautiful colour, and the lemon, butter, and Italian seasoning enhanced the flavour. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This actually wasn't bad. I really liked the flavors of the lemon, butter, and Italian seasonings. Next time I don't think I'll cook the snow peas quite as long since they came out a bit soft. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I had to do some changes; I microwaved the snow peas, and then I put the cold butter in an alluminum bowl, added the peas and so the butter melted with the warmth of the peas, added the lemon juice, pepper and salt....then I sauteed them for about 5 minutes...and the result: AWSOME! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made this while I was making salmon--acted as a great means to cleanse the palette between bites of fish. Quick and easy ! Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was fantastic. The only change I made was I added the minced garlic from a jar and left out the Italian seasoning. I would definetly use this one again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good and crisp. Read More