Sesame Cucumber and Snow Peas make one of the best sides that you can serve in spring. I admire that bright green color and the crispiness in this recipe. We are still having winter like days here, so I was really surprised when I saw the first snow peas of the season at the market. Despite the chilly an deven snowy weather outside, we are enjoying the taste of spring on our table with this easy and very quick sesame cucumber and snow peas.
I just love snow peas. They are great to snack on even raw. Do you like them raw? I sometimes toss a few into salad bowls like this Quinoa Arugula Cucumber Salad for a little extra crispiness. The natural sweetness of snow peas gives a great touch on our mostly tangy salads.
If you need a quick side to complement a meat dish, this simple sesame cucumber and snow peas recipe is the best. It’s ready in about 5 minutes! Do you know anything faster? We are all too busy and need such easy and quick recipes. So this one is definitely a life saver. Fresh snow peas don’t need anything indeed, they are great just as they are. But to give them a side dish form, you can make a very simple trick in the pan.
I used olive oil when cooking the snow peas just because it was the only option in my kitchen. But I’ll buy sesame oil next time and try cooking them with it as I’ve seen several snow pea recipes either with sesame oil or coconut oil.
I sliced cucumber with a potato peeler just for a fancy look, but you can use a regular knife and chop it too. Cucumber makes this dish slightly juicy and also it has a nice natural sweetness, too. So cucumber and snow peas pair wonderfully. We just need a little lemon juice to balance the flavors.
I served these sesame cucumber snow peas with Stir Fry Salmon and they were amazing together. Just sayin’Print
Sesame Cucumber and Snow Peas
The easiest and quickest side with snow peas and cucumber.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 ounces snow peas
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
- Toss in snow peas, thinly sliced cucumber and sesame seeds. Saute them stirring occasionally about 3 minutes. Add in lemon juice and salt. Stir well.
- Serve hot or cold.