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).
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