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Small white serving dish filled with snap peas, sesame seeds in a small bowl in the background

Sweet and Spicy Snap Peas

Quick and easy side dish for any meal, or even as a healthy snack.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword sesame oil, snap peas, soy sauce, Thai sweet chili
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 4 side dish servings
Calories 74kcal


  • 1 bag snap peas 425 grams
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • sriracha or chili sauce, optional


  • Blanch peas in boiling water for 1 1/2 mins. You want them to be tender-crisp.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pot over medium-low heat, add sesame oil, sweet chili sauce and soy sauce. Mix to combine. If you want the peas to be a bit spicier, add a small amount of sriracha or a chili sauce such as sambal.
  • Add peas back to pot and stir until evenly coated and nicely glazed.
  • Transfer to serving dish, top with sesame seeds and serve warm.


  • Chopped peanuts are a great addition.
  • Make it gluten free by using Braggs Amino Acids, or Tamari


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg