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Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
Yield 26 servings (serving size: 1 ounce (about 4 beans))
Pleasantly sharp, these are a choice garnish for a cocktail buffet. If you're making the recipe for a gift, the beans look gorgeous in tall glass jars.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic (about 8 cloves)
  • 8 fresh dill sprigs
  • 4 small dried hot red chiles
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 10
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.6 g
  • carbohydrate 2.4 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 120 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add garlic, dill, and peppers to pan. Let stand 1 minute. Pour vinegar mixture over beans in a large glass bowl; cover and refrigerate 1 week, stirring occasionally.