Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas

by Marla on March 23, 2012 · 39 comments

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A healthy side dish in a snap! Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas recipe.

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas. 5 very simple words that are easy to say and even easier to eat! Recently McCormick spices reached out to me to share a recipe from their website. There are many great ones to choose from. I chose these spring peas in celebration of the imminent arrival of warmer weather, the beautiful color green, the celebration of vegetables and real food.

Butter, herbs and sugar snap peas. Simplicity and pure joy!

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

Sugar Snap peas are a favorite vegetable over here. They have a delicate flavor that adapts well to all kinds of sauces, seasonings and spices. They are also delicious out of hand. No cooking necessary at all!

In honor of spring, McCormick is looking to inspire their fans with delicious recipes to enjoy all year long…featured on their new Pinterest page!

A healthy side dish in a snap! Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas recipe.

I love Pinterest. I have boards for just about everything. From Wonder Woman to Layer Cake Love! to Props I Need. You can find me always on the hunt and posting my favorite online finds.

Take a peek at my  McCormick Pin-spiration board.  Lots of fun recipes to cook and bake up for the spring at any time at all.

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas Recipe, Liberty Tana Lawn Fabric

McCormick would love if you joined in on this fun Spring Pin-spiration event! Pinners will be entered to win one of 25 spring baking kits, and 10 winners will also have their original photos posted on the McCormick.com Look Book!

How it Works

  1. Follow McCormick on Pinterest (Pinterest.com/McCormickSpices)
  2. Create your own “McCormick Pin-spiration” board
  3. Select five spring recipes from McCormick.com to pin on your board
  4. Snap a photo of your own re-creation of one of the recipes
  5. Don’t forget! Tag all of the pins on the board with the tag @McCormick Pin-spiration and include ename of the McCormick product used in the personal recipe photo
  6. Email your completed board to mccormickpinterest@webershandwick.com
  7. Pinners will be entered to win one of 25 spring baking kits, and 10 winners will also have their original photos posted on the McCormick.com Look Book! Stay tuned for another FUN McCormick sponsored giveaway I will be posting soon.

Back to spring peas….add some butter, herbs and spices of your choice. This easy side dish comes together in minutes. What is not to love about crisp sugar snap peas and butter? Serve then with your favorite protein for lunch, dinners and Easter brunch.

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

You can also top with sprinkles of grated parmesan and coarse sea salt. Have flavor & healthful fun with a sweet green snap.

Easy. Herbed. Peas. It’s that simple!

*recipe from McCormick.com

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 11 minutes

Yield: 3 servings

Easy Herbed Sugar Snap Peas



  • Place sugar snap peas in medium saucepan. Add water and salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 4 to 6 minutes or until sugar snap peas are tender-crisp. Drain.
  • Melt butter in same saucepan. Add basil and onion powder; mix well. Add sugar snap peas; toss to coat well. Serve immediately.

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenny Flake March 23, 2012 at 6:37 am

Really beautiful Marla! Your blog is just a ray of sunshine with your gorgeous photos and recipes! xoxo


2 Katrina March 23, 2012 at 6:58 am

Love these! So easy and tasty looking :)


3 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 23, 2012 at 6:58 am

Snaps peas are one of my favorite snacks and you made them look amazing here! Great idea to toss them with spices, butter and sugar. Thanks, Marla! Also, I’m having a great giveaway today with four potential prize winners, so you should enter!


4 Marla March 23, 2012 at 7:21 am

Thanks Georgia!! I’ll pop on over to your place to enter :)


5 Cookin' Canuck March 23, 2012 at 7:05 am

This recipe just sings “springtime” to me, Marla and your lovely photos capture that feeling of freshness and warmth so well.


6 Rosa March 23, 2012 at 7:11 am

Delicious! A great way of preparing snap peas.

Happy Friday!


Rosa xx


7 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 23, 2012 at 7:19 am

I’m a HUGE sugar snap pea fan…those bags of them from TJ’s are in full rotation for me! These look so delicious!


8 Maria March 23, 2012 at 7:24 am

Such a great snack and I love the green:)


9 HeatherChristo March 23, 2012 at 7:26 am

Yum! THese do look easy, and delicious!


10 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

yumm looks wonderful, I ll try your herbed snap peas recipe! thx for sharing Marla.


11 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] March 23, 2012 at 7:39 am

How did you know sugar snap peas are one of my favorite snacks?! I haven’t had them in this fashion, so I must give it a try. Thanks Marla!


12 susan March 23, 2012 at 8:07 am

such great photos, Marla. These could be my new snack du jour!!


13 Marla March 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Susan, the perfect snack :)


14 Cassie March 23, 2012 at 8:36 am

Fun spices! I haven’t had any sugar snap peas in a while. They look amazing!


15 Kitchen Belleicious March 23, 2012 at 11:25 am

i have never herbed my snap peas before- what a great idea! I see these in my immediate future


16 Kathryn March 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

What a perfect way to serve sugar snap peas, love it!


17 Jeanette March 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I can’t wait for all the fresh summer vegetables from our local farms. Sugar snap peas are one of my favorites!


18 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. March 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

love these! They are so low in calories too


19 Donna March 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Who needs chips now that you’ve posted this!


20 Marla March 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Donna, I feel the same way. Actually much prefer snap peas over chips any day!


21 MikeVFMK March 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Beautiful stuff, Marla! I love sugar snap peas and they are such an underappreciated snack. Just beautiful.


22 Marla March 25, 2012 at 6:51 am

Mike, I will make it my mission to make the snap pea more appreciated!


23 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 24, 2012 at 2:39 am

What a perfect seasonal dish, love those snap peas!


24 Amanda March 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Just gorgeous Marla! Love the blue against the green… and what a fun and easy recipe!!!


25 Kulsum at JourneyKitchen March 25, 2012 at 5:50 am

oh love! absolutely my kind of food.


26 sweetsugarbelle March 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I love recipes that are easy and delicious! This looks GREAT!!!


27 Yoshiblue March 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

Thanks for this post about easy herbed sugar snap peas. Good post.


28 Kristina Vanni March 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

Simple and delicious. Can’t wait to give these a try. A great snack or pairing!


29 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} March 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

The snap peas in our garden are just about ready to harvest after the rainy weekend! Love this idea, Marla!


30 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Marla, that sounds so flavorful and easy! LOVE snap peas. :)


31 Esi March 27, 2012 at 6:32 am

Snap peas are one of my favorite spring treats


32 Cara March 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hey Marla, thanks for featuring my recipe in this lovely roundup! Fresh sugar snap peas are one of my favorite things about summer :)


33 Rikki March 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Mmmm these look so good and I love the blue linens you used in your photographs, they compliment the green perfectly [:


34 Marla March 29, 2012 at 10:16 am

Thanks Rikki! Those colors are fun & vibrant for spring huh! It was a nice diversion from my usual pinks + reds :)


35 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Yummers! I usually stir-fry sugar snap peas. This is definitely a new twist that I would love to try :)


36 Elisabeth April 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I just got some sugar snap peas at the farmers market! This recipe looks delicious!


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