Time for Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans
August 6, 2014 17 Comments
I know you probably think it is time for potato chips – but you are wrong.
Pickling vegetables is ridiculously simple and you will make new friends when you share these with others. I shared these last night with new neighbors and I think they will be back tonight (uninvited) to have more.
They are THAT good.
I feature refrigerator pickled carrots in my book because I love them. I found this pickled green bean recipe in Marlene Koch’s Eat What You Love - which is filled with good ideas for lower calorie recipes.
These beans feature a nice kick because of the cayenne pepper.
All you do is heat the pickling mixture, add the beans, simmer, and refrigerate. They will keep in your fridge for one month and you don’t have to store them in Mason jars. Grab whatever Tupperware or other refrigerator storage container to keep them fresh.
They are great with beer, tossed in a salad, or as a side for a sandwich (or on a sandwich).
Have you tried refrigerator pickling?
Sweet ‘n Spicy Picked Green Beans Recipe
reprinted with permission from Eat What You Love Everyday by Marlene Koch
Makes 8 servings
1 cup distilled vinegar
2 garlic cloves
1/3 cup sugar^
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons dill weed
¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients (vinegar through cayenne) and ¾ cup water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, add the green beans, and return to a boil. Simmer for three minutes (or 2 minutes if you prefer crunchier beans), and remove from heat.
2. Cool to room temperature, cover, and refrigerate (preferably overnight). Serve cold or at room temperature.
For 10 beans = 20 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 5 g carbohydrates, 2 g sugar, 1 g protein, 2.0 g fiber, 125 mg sodium, 0 Points+
^Marlene’s recipe calls for 1/3 cup no-calorie granulated sweetener and 2 tablespoons sugar. In her book, Marlene explains you can substitute sugar – so I did that here and cut it down a little (as I do not use artificial sweeteners).
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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