What is a Snow Pea?
- Snow Peas, also known as China peas, are edible, podded peas with a sweet pea flavor. They are bright green with tiny flat peas inside. The entire pod is crisp-tender and entirely edible.
How to Eat
- Serve raw in salads and with dips. Add snow peas to stir-fry dishes and soups, or slightly steam or blanch to serve as a side dish.
- High in vitamin C.
How to Choose
- Choose pods that are firm and flat.
How to Store
- Refrigerate up to 3 days.
When are they in season?
Snow Pea Stir-Fry Ingredients 1 8-ounce package Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas 2 cups bean sprouts 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 4-ounce package fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 5-ounce can bamboo shoots, sliced 1 tablespoon oil 2 slices … Continue reading
Snow Pea Salad Francaise Ingredients: One 8-ounce package Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas 3 Leeks One 12-ounce package Baby Carrots 1/4 cup white wine vinegar Grated Parmesan cheese Lettuce leaves or lettuce cups Fresh dill or Basil, chopped Steps: … Continue reading
Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Bamboo Shoots Ingredients: 2 tablespoons peanut oil 3/4 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup bamboo shoots, sliced Two 8-ounce packages Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas (remove stems and strings) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 … Continue reading
Hawaiian-Style Wok Fry Ingredients: 1 pound Frieda’s Chow Mein Noodles, cooked according to package directions 6 Baby Carrots, cut in half lengthwise 1/2 cup sesame or peanut oil 8 ounces Taro Root, cooked, peeled, and cut in 1/2- to 1-inch … Continue reading
Endive Shrimp Salad Ingredients: 2 heads Belgian Endive 4 ounces tiny shrimp (thawed if frozen) 1 cup fresh Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas, stringed 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped … Continue reading
Cheese-Stuffed Endive and Snow Peas Ingredients: 1 8-ounce container Kraft Light Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese One 4 1/2-ounce can tiny shrimp, rinsed and drained 1 Shallot, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh dill, or 1/2 teaspoon dillweed 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped, … Continue reading
Snow Pea and Sunchoke Salad Ingredients: 1 8-ounce package Snow Peas 2 cups Sunchokes®, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon pimiento or red bell pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon white … Continue reading
Stir-Fried Veggies with Pignolias Ingredients: 2 bunches Baby Carrots, peeled if desired and trimmed 1 to 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1 8-ounce package Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, or Purple Snow Peas, stringed if necessary 1/2 cup Frieda’s … Continue reading
Spicy Asian Pasta Salad Ingredients: 1 16-ounce package Frieda’s Chow Mein Noodles, cooked according to package directions and drained 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, lettuce, or cabbage, shredded 1 1/2 cups cucumber, julienne-cut 1 2-ounce package Snow Peas, stringed and … Continue reading
Stir-Fried Bamboo Vegetables Ingredients: 2 tablespoons dry sherry 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger, minced 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 cup water 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 1/2 cups carrots, … Continue reading
Snow Peas and Peas Ingredients: 3 two-ounce packages Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas 2 cups fresh shelled peas or 1 ten-ounce package frozen peas 1/4 cup onion, chopped 2 Shallots, peeled and chopped 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 … Continue reading
Noodle Soup with Kimchi Ingredients: 6 Frieda’s Dried Shiitake Mushrooms 1 pound fresh egg noodles 4 cups chicken broth 1/4 pound Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas, ends snapped off and strings removed 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and … Continue reading
Asian Dumpling Soup Ingredients: Dumplings 1/2 pound ground pork or lamb 1 cup Bok Choy, Baby Bok Choy, or fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped 1 tablespoon dry sherry 1 tablespoon Fresh … Continue reading
Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh bean sprouts 1/2 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and sliced 12 fresh Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas, trimmed and stringed 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup … Continue reading
Meyer Lemon-Braised Chicken with Snow Peas Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, parsley, rosemary) 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Meyer … Continue reading