Vegetable side dishes do not have to be boring. Make it your goal to have the guest at your next dinner party leave your house talking about how amazing the vegetables were. To help achieve this goal, you can make this snow peas and carrots recipe; it got my guests talking!
The Taste:
Inspired by the Asian food culture, ingredients such as soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger were used in this dish.  Clear rice vinegar has a milder, not so sharp flavour when compared to the typical white vinegar that would be used over french fries.In this recipe, a small amount of each ingredient is used, but when they are mixed together, the sauce blends well and was far from being as salty as soy sauce on its own. The sweet juices released from the carrots and snow peas also helped to balance out the sauce, and cut the intense flavour of ginger.The carrots and snow peas end up being more on the al dente side because if you cook snow peas for too long they tend to loose their flavour. Topped with sesame seeds that leave behind a crunch and an aftertaste, this simple vegetable side dish uses a variety of ingredients that produce a smooth taste where no single ingredient is more prominent than the other.
Note: I omitted the adding extra salt the recipe called for; I thought it was perfect without it!
It’s about balance . . . 
While everyone is focusing on carrots, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, and red peppers for their ‘veggie and dip trays’, snow peas are sometimes over looked. Nutritionally, they are low in calories, and contain vitamins A, C, K, and folic acid.  Looking for ideas on how to  incorporate these green pods into your meals? See below:6 ways to use snow peas (other than in a stir-fry):1. As a snack: So many people forget about snow peas! They make a great crunchy snack on the go or at work. Try sugar snap peas if you prefer a sweeter taste!
2. Raw on a salad: Throw some snow peas on top of your next salad. Enjoy the crunch.
3. Boiled: Boil them in water for 2-3 minutes and eat!
4. Roasted: Why not roast them for a few minutes? Serve them up as a hot side dish.
5. In a soup: Add snow peas to a soup 2-3 minutes before serving.
Overall recipe rating: 4/5 Kiwis