Snow Peas with Water Chestnuts Recipe -
Snow Peas with Water Chestnuts Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Snow Peas with Water Chestnuts

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"Snow peas with water chestnuts, sesame seeds, and mint. This is quick and easy, yet good enough for company."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the snow peas, and cook for 2 minutes, then add the water chestnuts, mint, and sesame seeds. Cook and stir until the snow peas are tender, and the water chestnuts are hot, about 3 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 18, 2008

I had snow peas on hand that I didn't know what to do with - Now I do! This is an excellent recipe and so quick! My husband loved it! Water chestnuts just makes this dish and the sauce was fabulous. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2009

Sorry but I didn't care much for this one. I think too much sesame flavor. I did like the mint, though.

Feb 18, 2009

This was very simple, and actually pretty elegant for something you can whip up in less than 20 min. I omitted the mint, because it just didn't suit my taste buds tonight, and I added almonds and oregano for a little something extra.

Feb 27, 2009

This recipe is a great way to jazz up a side dish. My husband and I really liked the combined flavors of all the ingreadients.

Jul 17, 2009

This is a easy, tasty way to prepare snow peas! I didn't have any sesame seeds, so I used sesame oil instead of olive oil. This boosted the sesame flavor. The mint seemed a little strange to me, but it really didn't taste that bad in the end! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Nov 09, 2009

We couldn't really taste the mint. Prehaps fresh mint rather than dried would have made a difference.

Jul 23, 2009

My husband loved this, and I ended up liking it, but it had to grow on me. It was fast and easy to make, a big plus. I used half olive and half sesame oil. I think my water chestnuts weren’t the best quality, a little soft. Next time I'll also try toasting the sesame seeds. The mint added a great flavor. All in all a very good recipe. Will definitely be making again.

Oct 20, 2014

Used toasted sesame seeds and, because I don't care for mint, substituted with fresh cilantro instead. Light and refreshing recipe, thanks!! Note: If you sub with cilantro add it at the end when/if you season with salt and pepper because cilantro doesn't stand up to cooking!


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  • Calories
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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