Snowpea sprouts are young snow pea plants. Sprout seeds are often kept in the dark so that they will grow taller in search of sunlight. After a few days of growing, snow pea sprouts begin to form their first set of leaves at the top of the stem. At this point, the sprouts are ready to be harvested. The sprouts can be eaten raw or cooked. Ideal for salads, sandwiches and stir fries.