Snow peas are a crunchy and delicious vegetable, and they take just seconds to cook. These easy snow peas are prepared with a simple combination of butter and shredded lemon zest. Feel free to add sliced toasted almonds to the peas along with the lemon. Unlike sugar snap peas, the peas in snow peas are tiny.
Baskets are overflowing with colorful vegetables and salad greens. One of the first spring vegetables to come to market is the snow pea. Bright green snow peas — often used in Asian stir-fries — are not to be confused with snap peas. Both are part of the legume family of sugar peas and have edible pods. Snow peas are flat with tiny seeds that are barely visible through the pods. Sugar snap pods are plump, with visible peas. Low in calories and high in Vitamins A and C , snow peas are a great addition to a healthy diet.