Snow Peas + Wasabi Sesame Seeds

snow-peas-wasabi-sesame-seeds Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Deborah Williams/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 24 snow peas
  • 1/2 cup whipped chive cream cheese, such as Philadelphia brand
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Thin radish slices
  • Wasabi sesame seeds, such as Roland brand


  1. Remove outer string from snow peas; make a slit at top edge of each, and gently open (do not pull apart). In a small bowl, combine whipped chive cream cheese and freshly ground black pepper, stirring well; spoon into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Snip off 1 corner of bag; pipe cream cheese mixture into snow peas. Place 2-3 thin radish slices into cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with wasabi sesame seeds.

    Snow peas and radishes are both dense with vitamins B and C, potassium, folate, and fiber. Wasabi sesame seeds give these veggies a rich, nutty flavor with spicy undertones.
  • Yield: Makes 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 38
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 2g
Fiber per serving: 0.0g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 67mg
Calcium per serving: 44mg