Sweet ‘n Spicy Picked Green Beans Recipe

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reprinted with permission from Eat What You Love Everyday by Marlene Koch

Makes 8 servings

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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.

Nutrition Facts

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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