Sesame snap peas are so simple to make and are the perfect last-minute veggie side dish. Whenever I can’t think of something exciting to make, I revert back to this tried-and-true recipe- they win every time. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
My mother made these all the time when I was growing up (she still does!), so credits for this recipe belong to her. All I did was create proper measurements and cook time, since, of course, which one of our mothers has that?
I love the versatility of these sesame snap peas. You can throw them in the oven for a while, and come out with softer, more roasted snap peas, or pull them out earlier for a crunchy, satisfying dish. They don’t just make an easy side dish. This recipe is perfect for both Shabbos, Yom Tov and during the week. It’s even great as a healthy snack!
I hesitated posting these, only because the recipe is embarrassingly easy- it’s not much of a recipe! But then I decided that you all deserve to have some of these delicious sesame snap peas in your life. Besides, who can’t use another super simple recipe? Most of us don’t cook gourmet on a regular basis. (At least, I don’t!)
Easy Sesame Snap Peas
1 bag frozen sugar snap peas
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 handful sesame seeds, lightly toasted
1/2 tsp – 1 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp – 1 tsp garlic powder, or to taste
How to make Sesame Snap Peas
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
3. Place the sugar snap peas in a large mixing bowl. (You can skip this step and mix everything together on the baking sheet. I like doing it in a bowl so that the seasoning is evenly distributed.)
4. Add toasted sesame seed oil, toasted sesame seeds, salt and garlic powder. (Note: I do not toast the sesame seeds before baking. However, my mother insists that it tastes much better when they are pre-toasted. If you have the extra couple of minutes, do it! Bake the sesame seeds for 8 minutes at 350 degrees, watching carefully so they don’t burn.)
5. Mix well.
6. Place the sesame snap peas mixture onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
7. Bake for 30 minutes or until edges are slightly brown and crispy.
8. Enjoy! I serve these sesame snap peas warm but they’re delicious cold too!
What is your go-to easy side dish? Let us know in the comments!