Healthy garlic snow peas stir fry with a crispy and fresh taste.

Hello Summer!

garlic snow peas stir fry

We have just entered summer yesterday. Earlier summer is full of exciting and coolness. Everyplace is greener and fresher. So just embrace with the nature and original taste of food. During my last visit to my grandmother, I saw really beautiful flowers and green leaves of snow peas. Just a remanding, you can stir fry the snow pea leaves too or use it in soups.

For both leaves and snow pea pod, usually we do not add too much seasoning even in Sichuan province because they are naturally endowed with strong freshness and slightly sweet taste. In stir-frying dish, garlic usually is added while in soups, any crushed ginger is required.

To stir-fry snow peas, you can either cook them in boiling water or not. The differences lay in the color and taste. Cooking them in boiling water firstly can help to greatly shorten the stir- fry time and simultaneously guarantee the snow peas are well cooked. This helps to keep the green color and provide a crispy taste. And you can choose to directly stir fry the snow peas with a longer time, usually end with a softer texture and darker color.

garlic snow peas stir fry

garlic snow peas stir fry

Garlic Snow Peas Stir Fry

Enjoy this simple 5 minutes healthy spring and summer dish--garlic snow peas stir fry
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Snow Pea, stir fry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Elaine


  • 2 cups snow peas , trimmed
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnishing , optional


  • Bring water to boil in a medium pot, add several drops of oil and a really small pinch of salt. Place the snow peas to cook for around 1 minute. Transfer out and drain.
  • Heat up oil in wok over medium fire and then fry the minced garlic until aroma. Add snow peas in, followed with salt and sesame oil. Give a quick stir-fry to mix everything together. Transfer out immediately.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and enjoy.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1066IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

garlic snow peas stir fry

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  1. Hi would you share how to prepare ma la ou pian (lotus root), I loved the sze chuan ma la ou pian! Yummm~! 😀

    1. Thanks for your lovely suggestion Lto. I will post it soon! I was always wondering whether you guys can find Lotus root or not. Now I know the answer.

    1. Don’t know where you get your fresh snowpack pods, but they cost $6.99 per pound at the only store I know of that has them. On a fixed-income that’s a far cry from inexpensive. But I do enjoy them a lot anyway.

    1. Patty,
      Since I add a pinch of salt, I believe this error is caused by that description. The labels are automatically gathered. Sorry for the trouble.