Seared Sugar Snap Peas

 A plate of Seared Sugar Snap Peas Salad

Sugar snap peas have a naturally sweet flavor. They are healthy because of the high content of vitamin C in them. Vitamin C is essential for immune system health and because peas contain vitamin K, they also strengthen bones. Olive oil, one of the main ingredients in this salad, is essential to a healthy diet because it is full of monounsaturated fats. Unlike trans fat, where cholesterol in the blood increases and can cause heart disease, monounsaturated fat reduces inflammation and has a good effect on cancer genes. As for the garlic, it serves as a triple protection food. Garlic is anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It also contains minerals such as copper, iron, selenium, manganese and no cholesterol. 

Ingredients

  • 8 oz stringless sugar snap peas

  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher sea salt

  • 1 clove garlic

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil in a medium skillet.

  2. Sear 8oz stringless sugar snap peas. (If you have not stringless cut the ends off)

  3. Sear for 2 minutes, then add 1/4 kosher sea salt and 1 minced garlic.

serves 2