Snap Pea Sauté With Leeks

Snap Pea Sauté With Leeks
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Caramelizing leeks adds a unique sweet flavor to this fresh spring side dish.
20 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
3 medium (2 cups)
leeks, white and pale green part only, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 tablespoon
firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup
matchstick carrots
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
4 cups
fresh sugar snap peas, tips removed
1/4 cup
coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
pepper
1/4 cup
toasted sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in 12-inch nonstick skillet until sizzling. Add leeks; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Add brown sugar; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until leeks are golden and caramelized. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  2. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet until sizzling. Add carrots and garlic; cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add snap peas; continue cooking 4-5 minutes or until peas are crisply tender. Add leek mixture, basil leaves, salt and pepper. Remove from heat; sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

To toast almonds, spread sliced almonds evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake in 350°F oven, stirring once, 5-7 minutes or just until beginning to brown.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
120
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
13g
Protein
3g
Fat
7g
Sodium
160mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

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