Sugar Snap Salad
Sweet, edible-podded peas make a bright, crisp and colorful salad, which is easily varied by substituting shallots for scallions or adding asparagus to the mix.
From EatingWell: Summer 2002, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)
Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 2 cups sugar snap peas, (8 ounces), trimmed
- 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced on the diagonal
- 1/2 large red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch-long slivers
- Cook peas in lightly salted boiling water in a medium saucepan until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water.
- Whisk vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add scallions, bell pepper and the peas; toss to coat. Serve within 1 hour.
Nutrition Per serving:
104 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 153 mg sodium; 147 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv).
1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 11/2 fat