Sugar Snap Peas with Honey & Pecans

Quincy Vidrine


Sugar Snaps

This recipe was prepared using locally grown, fresh sugar snap peas, local honey, and local pecans – all available at the Farmer’s Market.


1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 ½ pounds sugar snap peas (fresh or blanched)
1 Tablespoon honey
¼ cup chopped pecans
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons of salt


  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in medium size skillet.
  • Add sugar snap peas and saute about 3 minutes.
  • Add honey, pecans and seasonings.
  • Continue cooking on medium-high heat for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning as needed and serve warm.

Customers at the Alexandria Farmer’s Market got a really tasty treat on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 when Quincy Vidrine demonstrated a recipe using fresh sugar snap peas from the market. The peas were locally grown in Allen parish. Also featured in this dish was local honey and local pecans. The sweetness of the honey, spice of the red pepper flakes along with the crunch of the pecans made this recipe a “favorite” of the farmer’s market customers. Several people said that “this was the best recipe you have done so far” and “this recipe is my favorite!” As these fresh veggies start becoming more available at markets and in your home gardens, don’t be afraid to be adventurous in using new recipes to prepare them. For more information on this or other nutrition and health topics, contact the LSU AgCenter at 318-767-3968 or visit our website at


4/18/2018 3:18:57 PM
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