Get in your greens with this Healthy Asian Snap Pea Salad. It’s super simple to make and coated with a light sesame-ginger dressing. You’ll definitely be going back for seconds!
I don’t know about you guys, but Spring barely happened around here. It was an never-ending winter and then suddenly the temperature shot up to 25 degrees C (77F) and I found myself sweating in my short-shorts. Kidding…I definitely don’t wear short-shorts…anymore.
I am certainly not complaining about this warm weather. Sunshine and heat are my best friends and warmer weather means it’s time for me to hit the grill!
Yes, I am the grill-master in this household. While I am told by C that he makes a mean grilled fillet mignon, I have yet to see it. I can 100% guarantee that I am going to get sass for that comment.
When it comes to BBQs, I find that the meat is the easy part. Pretty much any kind of meat that is grilled tastes amazing. It’s gathering up the sides that can be tricky.
Lucky for you, the blogging ladies are back with 5 Healthy BBQ side dishes to help you feed yourself and your grill party, all summer long.
Paleo Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. Get the recipe –> HERE
Paleo Pineapple Coleslaw. Get the recipe –> HERE
Watermelon Salad with Basil Ginger Dressing. Get the recipe –> HERE
Paleo Sweet Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto Dressing. Get the recipe –> HERE
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While all of the above look AMAZING, I’m thinking that we’re missing a little green. Not to worry, since I’m bringing this Healthy Asian Snap Pea Salad to the healthy BBQ side dish potluck!
Snap peas are proof that I am totally and completely strange. I HATE peas, but I absolutely love snap peas. I could eat them for days and when snap pea season rolls around in Ontario, you better bet that I’ll be munching on them exclusively.
This Healthy Asian Snap Pea Salad is ridiculously easy to make with just a light cook in olive oil and left to marinate in a sesame-ginger dressing. The longer you let it sit, the better it gets. That is if you have the will-power. FYI: I have none.
My favourite part about this dish is that you can make it and forget about it. This allows you to focus on your meat grillin’ and perfecting the art of the grill mark, a skill I intend to master by the end of the summer.
But if snap peas ain’t yo thang (I’m judging you…) you’ve got 4 other options to turn your indulgent summer BBQs into healthy meals! Now who’s inviting me to their next BBQ? I’ll bring snap peas.Print
Healthy Asian Snap Pea Salad
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- 6 cups snap peas
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 2 scallions, whites and light green only, chopped
- 2 T coconut aminos (or gluten-free tamari or soy sauce if not GF)
- 1 1/2 T rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- optional: 1/2-1 tsp sriracha for added spice
- 1 T sesame seeds
- Add olive oil to a large pan and heat over medium heat.
- Add in snap peas and sauté in oil for about 5 mins or until snap peas are cooked to your preference.
- In a large bowl combine ginger, scallions, coconut aminos, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and sriracha (if using).
- Add snap peas to mixture and coat to combine.
- Let marinate for 1 hour.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving.
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