bowl of salad with red peppers and oranges

Healthy Snow Peas and Red Pepper Salad

bowl of salad with red pepper


Healthy Snow Peas and Red Pepper Salad

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This snow peas and red pepper salad are fresh, flavourful, and vegan. It’s also packed with crunch and colour. A perfectly healthy summer salad, ideal for family meals or potlucks.

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Savoury dishes


  • ¾ lb. snow peas
  • ½ lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Walnut orange dressing:

  • 1 small clove of garlic, pressed
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 3 Tbsp. cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. walnut oil (or olive oil)
  • Pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper


  1. Top and string peas.
  2. Blanch peas in boiling water for 1 ½ to two minutes.
  3. Drain and rinse immediately under cold water. Dry thoroughly.
  4. In an ungreased skillet over medium heat toast the sesame seeds until lightly browned, shaking the pan often
  5. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake until well combined (or whisk together in a bowl)
  6. Toss vegetables with dressing and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  7. Serve immediately.


  • June 1, 2014


    looking forward to trying the salad recipe looks yummy

    • June 3, 2014

      Hi Linda, I hope you enjoy the snow pea salad — It’s a lovely change from green salad and goes with everything.

  • August 6, 2013


    Yumm, that sounds great, and blanching the snow peas makes lots of sense, why didn’t I think of that?!! Love snow peas, red peppers, mushrooms, and sesame seeds. I need to try the walnut oil too. Lots of things for my next shopping list.

    • August 7, 2013

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Gladys, I don’t often take the time to blanch things but it’s a great step with this salad. It means that the peas have just a little crunch and they stay a lovely bright green. Enjoy!

  • August 6, 2013


    I really enjoyed reading about your surprise Anniversary party. A belated happy 40th to your parents. I have just copied your recipe for your snow pea and red pepper salad. It looks awesome and is a really nice change from the same-old same-old.

    • August 7, 2013

      Crosby Molasses

      Thanks Dianne, I’m with you — it’s good to change up your salads from time to time.

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