Lemon Mint Snap Peas & Lima Beans

Lemon Mint Snap Peas and Lima Beans

Fresh lemon mint makes this vinaigrette come to life. Fresh snap peas and the creamy texture of limas is a perfect served with this light vinaigrette. Lemon mint snap peas and lima bean will have you eating healthy but you’ll find that it is tasty enough to consider an indulgence.


  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 10 ounces frozen baby lima beans, thawed


  • Whisk shallot, oil, lemon juice, mint, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.
  • Steam snap peas and lima beans until the snap peas are tender-crisp and the lima beans are heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Toss with the vinaigrette.
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