Kung Pao Snow Peas

Stir-frying retains the sweetness and crunch of these low-calorie snow peas. A blend of soy sauce, ginger, chiles and sesame oil, store-bought kung pao sauce adds heat and flavor to this dish without adding a lot of fat.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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1 tablespoon peanut or grapeseed oil

1/2 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Maui, thickly sliced

8 ounces snow peas, ends trimmed (about 4 cups)

1/4 cup bottled all-natural kung pao, shiitake soy ginger or other low-sodium stir-fry sauce

2 tablespoons chopped unsalted roasted peanuts or cashews


  1. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat and add the oil. Add the onions and stir-fry until just wilted, about 30 seconds. Add the snow peas and stir-fry until nearly crisp-tender, about 2 minutes more. Add the sauce and stir-fry to coat, about 1 minute.
  2. Transfer to a platter or large bowl, sprinkle with the nuts and serve. 

Cook’s Note

Using an all-natural bottled sauce bursting with flavor makes this side so easy--and so pleasing. Select a sauce that has less than 400 mg sodium per serving.

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