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Spicy Pickled Green 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.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2009

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


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 10
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.4g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

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Spicy Pickled Green Beans Recipe