April 29, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Fresh & Crisp
Here's a simple product that makes a big impression no matter how you prepare it. Trader Joe's Sugar Snap Peas are fresh, sweet peas in a crunchy, edible pod — a cross between English peas and snow peas. Ours are washed and ready to serve, though a quick rinse under cold water never hurts. They're great raw, but some people prefer them lightly steamed, which makes the color even brighter and only slightly diminishes the crunch. You can even steam them in the microwave — right in the bag!
Sugar Snap Peas make a wonderful warm weather appetizer, especially when served with a tangy sauce — try our Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus or Reduced Guilt Guacamole. They're also good in salads and stir-frys. And here's an inspired side dish idea: toss them with a bit of sea salt & sesame oil, top with sesame seeds and roast in a 475º oven for 5-10 minutes. Delish! TJ's Sugar Snap Peas come in a 12 ounce, microwavable bag. You'll find them in our refrigerated produce section for $2.99*.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Sugar Snap Peas are $2.49 in our West Coast and Texas stores and $2.99 in our East Coast, Midwest and Southeast stores.