Snow Peas with Orange Zest and Garlic

Snow PeasI wrote this recipe for my good friend Phil who enjoyed it during Tammi’s wonderful Christmas dinner shared in Vermont. Anyone who has minimal cooking experience will like this recipe and even my husband, the reluctant cook, prepared it for us all. Just be sure not to overcook the snow peas.

Serves 4

Snow Peas with Orange Zest and Garlic

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 pound snow peas

Serving Size: 1/4 pound snow peas

Calories per serving: 75

Fat per serving: 3

Snow Peas with Orange Zest and Garlic


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium orange, zested
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 pound fresh snow peas


  • Combine the garlic, butter, orange zest, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. With the back of a metal teaspoon mash the butter until the garlic and zest are well combined. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Coat with a thin layer of cooking spray. Add the snow peas and butter mixture at once. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often, until the margarine coats the peas and they begin to turn a shade darker green. Transfer to a medium bowl and serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (Serving size: 1/4 pound): 75 calories, 3 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 3g fat (1.5 g saturated), 7 mg cholesterol, 3g fiber, 150 mg sodium

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 2


  1. Phil (LT DAN) says

    Ok, I may be a little bias, but these are the best! Simple, clean, easy to make – and oh the crisp flavor – you can’t go wrong. Listen to the skinny chef: she knows her stuff. My highest recommendation and I not a veggie man by nature, let alone fresh ones. Make this now you will not be disappointed!

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