Balsamic Green Beans

Add a special twist to ordinary green beans by tossing in a balsamic mixture. This quick side is a great addition to chicken or pork.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes


1 pound tiny green beans (haricots verts), trimmed
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge green beans into ice water to stop the cooking process, and drain.

2. Stir together vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard until smooth.

3. Cook shallots in hot oil in skillet over medium heat, stirring often, 1 minute or until tender. Stir in vinegar mixture, salt, and pepper. Add green beans; toss to coat. Serve immediately.