Snap Pea Salad With Creamy Yogurt-Mint Dressing Recipe

Vicky Wasik

Why This Recipe Works

  • Shocking the peas in ice water right away rapidly chills them, stopping the cooking process and keeping them plump, crisp-tender, and fresh.

Snap peas are one of my favorite vegetables for eating out of hand, but I like them even better lightly blanched. It takes a little willpower not to tear through them all raw right away, but if you can hold off, an even tastier salad—full of plump, sweet peas in a creamy, minty dressing—awaits.

Recipe Details

Snap Pea Salad With Creamy Yogurt-Mint Dressing Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 15 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • Kosher salt

  • 1 pound (450g) sugar snap peas, trimmed

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) mayonnaise

  • 1/2 tablespoon (7ml) fresh juice from 1 lemon, plus small pinch freshly grated lemon zest

  • 8 mint leaves, minced (about 1/2 tablespoon; 8ml)

  • 1/2 ounce minced shallot (15g; about 1/2 small shallot)

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large saucepan of heavily salted water to a boil and prepare an ice bath. Add snap peas to boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or mesh strainer, transfer snap peas to ice bath to chill.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, olive oil, mayonnaise, lemon juice and zest, mint, and shallot. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Drain snap peas thoroughly, then blot dry with clean kitchen towels or paper towels. Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with dressing until evenly coated. Check seasoning and add more salt if necessary, then serve right away.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
145 Calories
10g Fat
10g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 55mg 275%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 325mg 7%
*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.)