​​Scorched Sugar Snap Peas And Burrata Salad

Crisp-tender sugar snap peas and creamy burrata team up for a crave-worthy spring salad.

​​Scorched Sugar Snap Peas And Burrata Salad

Greg DuPree

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

This spring salad is proof that a few simple ingredients can result in a dish that’s fresh and satisfying. Cookbook author and registered dietitian Sheela Prakash uses a hot cast iron skillet to lightly brown sliced red onions before cooking snap peas until deliciously charred in spots. This recipe from Prakash’s new book Salad Seasons shows home cooks how a quick go in a hot skillet can transform a humble vegetable into a smoky delicacy. Served with creamy burrata, fresh mint, and tangy sumac, this is a simple showstopper to welcome into your repertoire.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1 lb. sugar snap peas, tough strings removed

  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint

  • 1 tsp ground sumac (optional)

  • 8 oz burrata cheese

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Add onion, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and lightly browned in spots, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Add snap peas to skillet in a single layer; cook over medium high, undisturbed, until charred in spots, 2 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender and lightly browned in spots, about 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl with onion.

  3. Add lemon juice, mint, sumac (if using), and remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to snap pea mixture. Toss to combine.

  4. Place cheese on a platter and spoon snap pea mixture around it. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, mint, and (if using) sumac.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
23g Fat
16g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 822mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 62mg 309%
Calcium 352mg 27%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 432mg 9%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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