Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
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.

Yield:

26 servings (serving size: 1 ounce (about 4 beans))

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

Donata Maggipinto,

November 2009