How to Cook Snow Peas or Long and flat Peas

Published on Nov 17, 2023 by


Snow peas, or long and flat peas, are full of benefits especially in the change of season. Learn to cook them and get your fill of energy and health!


  • Difficulty: easy
  • Cost: low
  • Category: Side dishes
  • Servings: 4
  • Cooking: Pot and pan
  • Preparation time: 25 min
  • Cooking time: 15 min
  • Total time: 40 min
  • vegan
  • Gluten-free

The snow peas, also known as “mangetout” or ” Taccole“are very special food. They are called “Mangia Tutto” precisely because they are eaten whole, that is, including the skin which, in snow peas, is really very thin. This characteristic kidney pea is a food rich in fibre, precious for health in general, indicated in particular for those with intestinal problems.

The period of the Snow peas

At the level of seasonality, the snow peas are typically a food primavera and. The platters, in fact, are harvested between April and June: these are therefore the months suitable for buying this very versatile vegetable in the kitchen: the ways to cook it, in fact, are countless.
A single precaution: when buying snow peas it is good to check that they are intact and firm and do not have yellow parts.

How to clean Snow peas

Cooking Snow peas is very easy, as is cleaning them. To clean the snow peas, in fact, it is sufficient to remove the two ends and, if necessary, remove the fibrous thread that runs along with the whole pod.

How to cook Snow peas

Consuming snow peas is a great way to deal with the change of season and intestinal irregularities in a natural way. However, to preserve all the qualities of the snow peas it is important to cook them quickly in a little salted water and then flavour them in the way you prefer.

Snow peas can be:

  • sauté with garlic and oil
  • sauté with tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes
  • jump with the soy sauce
  • blend to obtain a puree
  • season with a vinaigrette or other sauce
  • Use them to prepare omelettes, quiches, risottos, etc.

Snow peas in a pan: the ingredients


    • 800 g of snow peas
    • 1 clove of garlic
    • 1 small onion
    • 1 bunch of basil
    • 4 red tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped almonds

The recipe for Snow peas in a pan

  • Clean the snow peas by trimming the two tips and eliminating the wire running sideways.
  • Wash the snow peas in fresh water and then boil them in lightly salted boiling water for 5 minutes
  • Chop the basil together with the almonds.
  • Drain the snow peas
  • In the meantime, in a large pan, brown the onion cut into quarters and the garlic clove in a few tablespoons of oil
  • When they start to brown add the snow peas and the chopped tomatoes.
  • Stir and cook over high heat for a few minutes, to get the flavour.
  • Season with salt, add the chopped basil and almonds, stir and then remove from the heat
  • Serve the snow peas garnishing with fresh basil leaves

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