Snow Peas with Lemon Herb Butter

Fresh peas cook really fast, so keep an eye on them, and take them off the heat as soon as they turn bright green, while they are still crunchy and succulent.
Servings 4
Author Farm Fresh Now


  • 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped herbs of your choice suggest half and half finely chopped tarragon and flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound snow peas trimmed


  1. Stir together butter, zest, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cook peas in boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 1 minute.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Transfer hot peas to a bowl, then add lemon herb butter and toss to coat.

Recipe Notes

Snow Peas and Sugar Snap Peas can be used interchangeably in just about any recipe.
Sugar Snaps are also great raw as part of a vegetable tray or a box lunch.
Serves four as a side dish.