These easy BALSAMIC SNAP PEAS are a flavorful side dish that’s ready in minutes!
During the warmer summer months, I love using all of the different fresh vegetables available.
One of my favorite places to shop in the summer is our local farmer’s market. I just love the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. I’m always mesmerized by all of the bushels and baskets overflowing with homegrown goodness.
One of my family’s favorite veggies is snap peas. There is always a big bowlful in the fridge ready for snacking or recipes.
We love to eat them raw, either in salads or dipped in hummus (like this easy Slow Cooker Hummus). And, we love them added into recipes like these easy Sesame Noodles or a quick stir fry. They’re also a fun alternative on a veggie and dip platter.
There are just so many things you can do with them – they’re really versatile.
A few weeks ago, I needed a quick side dish for dinner. I didn’t have much in the fridge — except for my big bowl of snap peas. After a quick scan of my pantry, I landed on a bottle of balsamic glaze.
In under 10 minutes, I had a seriously flavorful side dish. I love the crunch of the snap peas and the bright, sweetness of the balsamic glaze.
My family devoured these! It’s become of the most requested vegetables at dinner time. And, they are also great cold the next day (if you happen to have leftovers – I hardly ever do).
I used a store-bought balsamic glaze for this recipe. I found it in the international aisle at my grocery store. But, if you have the homemade stuff – even better!
And, if you’re really feeling adventurous, drizzle a little extra glaze on the snap peas when they’re done. You can adjust the amount based on your family’s tastes.
The next time your at your local farmer’s market or grocery store, pick up some snap peas. They’re a fantastic vegetable.
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons shallots minced
- 2 cups fresh snap peas
- 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add shallots and saute until tender, about 2 minutes.
- Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add snap peas and saute until warmed through, about 5 minutes; stir constantly.
- Add balsamic glaze and toss to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper.