Sautéed Chilli Snow Peas

 
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I love my veggies fresh and crispy (not overcooked, limp and dull). This super-quick sautéed chilli snow peas recipe will give you crispy veg in minutes. 

The snow peas will turn a bright green after just 2-3 mins so that's your cue to stop cooking them. The brighter the colour, the more bioavailble the nutrients are - so dive in. Many people over cook veggies and then they become dull in colour. Always aim for bright and vibrant. 

I've skipped the garlic and onion so it's more FODMAP friendly. BUT, snow peas are high in Polyols, so if you can't tolerate them, then use green beans instead. Skip the chilli if it iritates your gut. 

Don't love chilli? Easy. Leave it out. It'll still taste great. 

Before adding the chilli, taste it to see how hot it is - because you never really know! If it's mild in heat, you might want to use the seeds (like I did). But remove the seeds if it's too hot, as that is where all the capscacin is... (the active ingredient that makes it hot). 

This recipe also happens to be vegan, paleo, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and all that jazz... 

Enjoy! 

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Sautéed Chilli Snow Peas
Quick and easy greens? These are so good, they'll get snatched up before you look around. I serve them in the skillet to save washing up. Add garlic if you like or top with sesame seeds. This would be great served with grilled fish and whole grains.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 250g/9oz Snow peas, edges trimmed
  • 1 Chilli, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
1. Heat a frying pan over high heat with oils. Once hot*, add snow peas and chilli. Add salt and pepper. 2. Sauté (aka. toss around in the pan) for 2-3 minutes. You're done! Go eat and relax...
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings

*To test if it's hot enough, splash a little water into the oil. It should bubble and make a soft crackle noise. 

 

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