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Fast-Pickled Green Beans

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  • Once jarred and cooled, pickled green beans can be stored in the refrigerator for five days.

      Once jarred and cooled, pickled green beans can be stored in the refrigerator for five days.
    Associated Press

 

¾ cup white balsamic or cider vinegar

⅓ cup sugar

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1 teaspoon salt

1 large shallot, sliced

½ teaspoon allspice

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Pinch red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds, lightly crushed

¼ teaspoon dill seeds, lightly crushed

1 pound green beans, trimmed

In a medium saucepan over medium-high, combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, shallot, allspice, black pepper, red pepper flakes, mustard seeds and dill seeds. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the green beans and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once cooled, the green beans can be jarred (with some of the liquid) and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Serves four.

Nutrition values per serving: 50 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated), 14 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 1 g protein, 0 cholesterol, 170 mg sodium.

Alison Ladman for The Associated Press

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