sesame snap peas

one of my favorite pretzels are these 100% whole wheat sesame pretzels. the only problem with them and most pretzel snacks is that they are too salty. with most pretzels, it’s easy to remove the salt but with the sesame pretzels, if you remove the salt, you also remove the sesame seeds so you have to do it slowly. but no matter how carefully you do it, at the end of each bag is a lot of remaining sesame seeds and salt. so i’ve been saving them for future recipes and here is one.

i was browsing through some cookbooks at the bookstore and found one from two ladies who created quick recipes with products from trader joes. i briefly saw a sesame snap pea recipe that was so simple: sesame seeds, snap peas and a third ingredient i don’t remember.

anyhoo, it reminded me of my saved sesame salt from my pretzels so i picked up a bag of snap peas and tried out a version of their recipe. since i didn’t read the directions from the cookbook, i just stir fried them with oil and it came out pretty good! i’ll have take another look at the cookbook to see if other recipes are just as simple and maybe i’ll pick it up to add to my cookbook collection – so far the first recipe i tried was a hit!


  • 12 ounce snap peas
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seed salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


In a medium sized pan, heat up the oil in medium heat. Add snap peas and sesame salt, toss and cover pan for 1-2 minutes, allowing the steam to cook the snap peas. Remove cover and toss until snap peas are cooked!

inspired by a recipe from The Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook: Dinner’s Done! cookbook by Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati


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