Organic Sugar Snap Peas
April 27, 2015—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Though they likely originated in Asia thousands of years ago, you could make the argument that peas are an all-American vegetable. You could even say they had revolutionary leanings. Or maybe that's just giving them credit for the traits of their human cultivators - in this case, Thomas Jefferson, whose expansive gardens are said to have included more than 30 varieties of peas.
At Trader Joe's, we don't have that many peas, but those we do have? Fantastic! Like Trader Joe's Organic Sugar Snap Peas: fresh, sweet peas in a crunchy, edible pod - a cross between English peas and snow peas. They're washed and ready to serve, and the bag is even microwavable! They're great raw, but some people prefer them lightly steamed, which makes the color even brighter and only slightly diminishes the crunch.
Raw or blanched Organic Sugar Snap Peas make a wonderful warm weather appetizer, especially when served with a tasty dip - try our Artichoke Jalapeño Dip or our Feta Cheese Spread. They're also good in salads and stir-frys. And here's an inspired side dish idea: steam them for about five minutes, then toss with a tablespoon each of chopped fresh mint and butter, and add a little salt and pepper to taste. Delish! TJ's Organic Sugar Snap Peas come in a 10 ounce bag. You'll find them in our refrigerated produce section for $3.49* - we recommend storing them in your fridge at home, too, so they'll retain their fresh, crisp texture.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Organic Sugar Snap Peas are $3.29 in our West Coast and Texas stores, and $3.49 in our East Coast, Midwest and South East stores.