Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: Sautéed Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sautéed Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

I love it when I find quick and easy vegetable side dishes and this one worked out great so I thought I would share.


4 cups sugar snap peas (1lb)

3 carrots
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced (I used two, but I love garlic!)
1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch pepper
1/4 chicken stock
1/4 cup honey

First trim ends of peas if needed. Peel carrots; cut into 2 1/2- x 1/4- x 1/4-inch (6 cm x 5 mm x 5 mm) sticks. Set aside separately.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook carrots, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add stock; cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add honey and peas; cook, covered, until vegetables are tender-crisp and glazed, about 4 minutes.

I found the original recipe at Canadian Living and I added in the honey which gave it just a mild sweet taste that paired perfectly with the peas and carrots! This would look great garnished with some sesame seeds too.


  1. This looks fresh and easy! I'd probably double the garlic as well.

  2. Sounds delicious and looks pretty easy! We love peas and carrots in my house. I may have to try your recipe.

  3. Yum!! Sounds like something I can do :)

  4. This looks like something I could get my family to eat. The colours remain bright and the honey would add a different touch. I would maybe try a bit of ginger as well.

  5. Looks good, but you know what would really take it to the next level would be to add some bacon! Instead of sauteeing the veggies in oil, just put in some cut up bacon, cook until crisp and then follow the rest of the recipe normally. Bacon = delicious!

  6. adding honey was a great idea! ive never had them like that before. my kids do actually like veggies, but that extra touch of honey and i bet theyd gobble them up!

  7. This recipe looks really good and easy. I love veggies and snap peas are one of my favorites. Will have to try this one out. And maybe like the lady said up above use some BACON :)

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  8. Just ok. Kinda watery, not real flavorful.