Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chile Garlic Vinaigrette

Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chili Garlic Vinaigrette

Sugar snap peas and sweet peas collide in a burst of vibrant flavors with a warm garlic and chile pepper vinaigrette.

While the peas steam a simple vinaigrette is made by heating olive oil with chopped garlic and Serrano chilies. Red wine vinegar is whisked in and then the whole magnificent concoction is poured over top of the peas along with fresh basil. Equally good hot or chilled; I had the leftovers straight from the refrigerator for lunch the next day. Positively delectable!

I heart sugar snap peas. They’re sweet, crispy and the pods ‘pop’ a little when you bite into them. They are good to eat raw or cooked. I can eat them like candy.

I really like the idea of a warm vinaigrette. It allowed the flavors of the garlic and serrano chili to mellow out and permeate the oil in a way that isn’t possible when made cold. And while it was nicely flavored it wasn’t overwhelming, the sweet flavors of the peas still shone through.

Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chili Garlic Vinaigrette

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Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chile Garlic Vinaigrette
(Vinaigrette adapted from Bobby Flay)

3 cups Sugar Snap Peas
1 cup Sweet Peas
1/4 cup Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 Serrano Chile Pepper, chopped, seeds and ribs removed
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
Sea Salt and Fresh Pepper
2 tablespoons Fresh Basil or Parsley, chopped

1. Steam the vegetables until tender.

2. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a small saute or sauce pan over low heat. Add garlic and pepper; cook until garlic starts to turn golden. Remove from heat. Whisk in vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Add the peas to a medium mixing bowl, pour vinaigrette over top and gently toss. Garnish with fresh herbs.

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Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chili Garlic Vinaigrette


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  1. Cocina Savant says

    this sounds wonderful! the pictures look gorgeous and the recipe sounds perfect for summer. i'll have to try this sometime in the very near future. great post!

  2. Magdalena says

    Sugar snap peas are delicious – I do not know a person who would not love them. The green salad like yours is great – perfect quintessence of summer and chlorophyll :) I could eat salads like this every day in the summer (and tomatoes, too).

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