Sesame Snow Peas

The spring peas are coming in! They are tender and delicious at this time of year. This is a really quick and easy side dish. I served it with a roasted chicken from the deli because I was lazy the other night but it would be great with most anything.

Just five ingredients in this quick dish: snow peas (snap peas would be delicious too), 1 baby leek (or 1/2 a small onion), 1 stalk green garlic (or 1 bulb garlic minced), sesame oil, honey. That’s it! The honey is optional but mine needed a little bit of a hint of sweetness to counter the sesame flavor. I used the leftovers the next day in some fresh thai spring rolls and they were great. Try it if you have any leftovers!


  • 1 pound snow or snap pea pods, trimmed
  • 1 baby leek or 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 stalk green garlic or 1 bulb garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp honey

Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add leek, garlic, and pea pods to pan. Stir fry for 5 minutes or so until peas are tender-crisp but leek and garlic are cooked through. Drizzle with sesame oil and honey. Cook, stirring for another minute until combined.


  1. Calij174 says:

    First time hearing of “green garlic.” I’m always learning something new and that’s my reason for blogging.

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