Quick Pickled Sugarsnap Peas Recipe


These refrigerator pickles keep their crunch and preserve the sweetness of spring peapods beautifully. They're best eaten with open-face sandwiches or chopped and tossed with grain salads.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 24 hrs
Serves: 12 servings
Makes: 1 quart

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  • 12 ounces sugar snap peas (4- to 5-cups)

  • 1 1/4 cups rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon table salt

  • 3 slices fresh ginger

  • 1 green onion

  • 1 sprig fresh mint


  1. Wash the sugarsnap peas well. Using a knife, trim both ends and remove the tough string that runs along the back of the peas.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, honey and sea salt. Heat until the honey and salt are entirely dissolved.

  3. Prepare a 24- or 32-ounce mason jar. Place the ginger slices in the bottom. Cut the green onion into 2 or 3 segments, so that they fit the jar. Stand them up in the jar, along with the sprig of mint. Pack the prepared sugarsnaps into the jar. If they don’t all fit, set them aside. You may be able to sneak them in once the pickling liquid is poured.

  4. Pour the hot vinegar over the sugarsnaps. Gently tap the jar on the counter to release any air bubbles. If you had any remaining peas, try and pack them into the jar at this time. Place a lid on the jar and let rest at room temperature for 1 hour then transfer to refrigerator.

  5. Let the pickles sit in the vinegar at least 24 hours before eating. They will keep up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Special equipment

mason jar

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
23 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 80mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)