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Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame Dipping Sauce

Roasted kale chips are about to become a thing of the past.

Sugar snap peas are about to become your newest veggie love. 

Even more so if they come from your own garden.  Sadly, mine is covered in 12-inches of snow and doubly-sad, I have a black thumb.

Just look at them!  All shiny + green + crunchy!

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce // edible perspective


Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce // edible perspective

10 minutes later.

Only TEN minutes!

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce // edible perspective

Absolutely perfect all on their own, but a little extra special with sauce on the side.

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce // edible perspective

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce // edible perspective

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce // edible perspective

I highly recommend dipping the following roasted veggies in this sauce: carrots, kale chips [okay, still love them], asparagus, bok choy, mushrooms, and the list goes on.

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce // edible perspective

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Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce gluten-free, vegan // serves 2

for the snap peas:

  • 1/2-pound sugar snap peas, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 tablespoon non-GMO sunflower/safflower/canola oil, or other high-heat safe oil
  • salt + pepper
  • gomasio or sesame seeds
  1. Preheat your oven to 450* F.
  2. Place snap peas on a rimmed baking sheet, then toss with the oil and a sprinkle of salt + pepper until evenly distributed.
  3. Roast for 6 minutes, flip once, and roast for another 3-4 minutes.  Snap peas will look puffed when removed from the oven but slightly deflate as they cool.
  4. Sprinkle with gomasio or sesame seeds, then serve immediately with the sesame dipping sauce.

for the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free tamari, or [gf] soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
  1. Whisk ingredients together until fully combined. Do not sub another oil for the toasted sesame oil, as it has a very unique flavor.

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas + Sesame Dipping Sauce // edible perspective

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Reader Comments (34)

I'm just editing photos from a project on appetizers and I wish I had thought of something like this - sounds perfect! We don't have sugar snaps yet but in a few weeks I'll give this a try...
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Crowder
MMMM! This looks delicious! And I love the wooden fork. So cute. xx. McKenna Lou
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April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMcKenna Ryan
Thank you for this wonderfully simple yet delicious idea. It will make the perfect Spring snack! Keep up the great work.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
What a gorgeous and delicious looking snack... YUM!
Yum!! Can't wait to try these little babies out!
I have been on a roasting tear for the last few months. I had bought some sugar snap peas to eat raw and decided to roast them. They are so so good this way-who knew? Even my husband loved them-I am turning him into a vegetable lover. Now I have a fun sauce to go with them.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterColeen
okay maybe it sounds silly, but i seriously want to dip these in hummus or tzatziki sauce.... but maybe i'm just in the mood for greek food.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
okay, WHY have I never roasted sugar snap peas?! i am mildly obsessed with them raw, so i can only imagine how much i would love them like this!!!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie @ Little Kitchie
So simple and delicious!! They looks perfect!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. & Mrs. P
Oooo... never thought about roasting snap peas before. What a great idea! Looks delicious!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
oy oy. mama like! So inventive friend! When are you going to make another cookbook already? ; )
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdana
What a good idea! Maybe I'll try growin peas this summer. If I succeed (doubtful) I'll share them with you!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I'm with you, roasted sugar snaps are delish! I've been making them for the past few years, and had no idea I was on the cusp of a veggie revolution :) Great pics!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi @foodiecrush
Yuuuuuuurm. There's nothing like some sweet roasted greens with an aromatic dipping sauce. I could eat these 'til the cows came home.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Oh man, the snow!! Is it ever going got stop??

These are my kind of food! I could eat and eat eat them!
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTieghan
Just found your site, and I'm amazed I haven't seen it before. It's beautiful! I'm glad you made a dipping sauce for these snap peas, everything is better with dip! I bet they smell a lot better when they're cooking than kale chips do. ;) I love kale chips as well, but hesitate to cook them because I can't stand the smell.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaty @ Katy's Kitchen
What an awesome idea. I love love LOVE raw sugar snap peas but have never thought to roast them! I hope my parents grow them in their garden this year because now I know what to steal next time I'm there ;)
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ Blonde Ambition
Wow, these look great! I have been looking for ways to turn vegetables into snack food (why wouldn't you?), and you have such great ideas for doing so! What a great idea using a vegetable that is naturally sweet, too!
I find it very difficult to stick with a veggie diet, but looking at Roasted Sugar Snaps it really does motivate me again.
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThomas
It's easy to forget how good the simple veg and dip option is isn't it. Great recipe...asian style ingredients are not something I tend to use a lot and a friend has recently challenged us to make one asian style dish a week so I am including this as one of them! hehe, is that cheating?!
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZoe
What a nutritious snack or side dish, and I love the sauce!
This may or may not be a completely inappropriate comment, but, after this post, I am now more confident than ever that you could make dog poo look not only pretty but, dare I say, appetizing. Ah! I know, yuck, but, I just didn't know how else to say it. Seriously, woman. A pile of good greens is NOT the most appetizing dish, but you somehow manage to make the spread look absolutely stunning. I don't even like snap peas, but I want to stuff my face in your plate of them! :)
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
That should be "cooked greens" not "good greens". Don't know how that got in there. Freudian slip? LOL
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
I'm going to grow some snap peas this summer! I have book marked this for later :)
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate
This looks incredible. I feel like if I tried to make it, it wouldn't look nor taste as good as what is presented here ha ha.
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChad Empey
@Lauren - Both of those ideas for dipping sound perfect!!

@Marie - I also LOVE them raw. Let me know what you think of the roasted version.

@Heidi - So good, right!? Thanks for the photo compliment!

@Katy - Thank you so much for saying hello and for your kind words. Truly appreciated!

@Liz - You are hilarious and your sweet comment means so much!
April 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
I made these last night and they were great! I also added in some broccoli and the sauce was so perfect for dipping both the greens. Roasted snap peas will definitely be on constant rotation. Thanks!
April 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
These look spectacular! Plain roasted veggies can get boring, but I can't wait to try the sesame dipping sauce!
April 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRayna
I used to not like sugar snap peas -- now I've come to my senses. ;) This recipe sounds amazing -- what a delicious way to have veggies! :D
What a heart-warming thought on lifting up the spirits of those affected in Boston. Thanks also for the very simple but hearty snap peas meal. I love the way you made the dipping sauce; it should really match the sizzle that is brought by the amount of pepper you mentioned.
April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Renold
Yum!!! I love my beans and this recipe for snap beans looks amazing! Thanks for sharing it.
April 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark
I am loving it!
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter4-Hour Body Diet
Hey I was looking into making these and in the directions it states "do not sub another oil for the toasted sesame oil..." but I do not see toasted sesame oil in the ingredients? Help my mouth is craving these! lol
July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKinsey
@Kinsey - It's in the sauce ingredient list! :)
July 8, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley

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