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A white bowl of air fried snow peas on a wooden cutting board sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.

Air Fryer Snow Peas

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  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Air fryer snow peas (or sugar snap peas) is a simple, easy to make side dish or snack that can be ready in under 10 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 6 oz snow peas (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Trim the ends of the snow peas if desired. Cut off the ends and peel off the string located on the flat side of the pea pod. This step is optional but recommended. 
  2. Toss the pea pods in olive oil, salt and garlic powder.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  4. Add the snow peas and air fry them for 5 minutes, tossing once halfway through cooking after 2 ½ minutes. 
  5. Remove the snow peas from the air fryer basket. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds on top before serving. Enjoy!

 Note: the snow peas will be blistered (with a slight char) rather than crispy.


  • Substitute in sugar snap peas in place of snow peas if desired.
  • I recommend trimming the ends to remove the strings.
  • Add your favorite toppings such as lemon juice, parmesan cheese, or teriyaki sauce.