What’s For Snack: Pickled Green Beans

· by delijan · Read in about 2 min · (377 words) ·

I have always loved green beans. I will eat them hot or cold. In a soup, in a casserole, just plain… any way I can get them!

When I was a kid, I used to grab a can from the cupboard, open it and drain the liquid, rinse the beans, and pour my favorite salad dressing over them in the can and eat them for snacks.

Needless to say, canned green beans aren’t very good… but that shows you how much I love them.

A while back, we got 15 lbs of organic green beans from Bountiful Baskets. It took us a while to clean and blanch all of them, and then bag them for the freezer. But, IMHO, it was worth the work!

You saw this recipe in the serving plate for the Baked Falafel, so I thought I would post the recipe. This is an easy, make ahead side dish or snack.

Equipment

Medium saucepan

Ingredients

1 lb of organic green beans, cleaned and blanched

12 red bell pepper, diced

12 onion, sliced

3-4 cloves garlic, sliced

2 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar

4 tablespoons olive oil

12 teaspoon dried dill

12 teaspoon Greek oregano

12 teaspoon dried thyme

12 teaspoon Mrs Dash Table Blend

12 teaspoon ground black pepper

14 teaspoon dried mustard

14 teaspoon sea salt

Method

Place all of the ingredients in the sauce pan. Bring temperature to barely simmering.

Poach, covered, for 30 minutes. Check and stir once in a while.

Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

Makes about 5 cups.

Notes

This works with other blanched vegetables too. Experiment and see which ones you like!

You can adjust the spices and garlic to suit your own taste.

Can be served warm or cold. Store remainder in the refrigerator. Should keep about 5 days.

Conclusion

As you can see, this is a pretty simple, no fuss process. You can make them while cooking other things because they don’t require a lot of watching, as long as the temperature stays low.

DH said these were much better than the ones that are on the Pita Jungle Mediterranean Plate! I’m glad he liked them, because generally, he’s not a huge fan of green beans.

Here is my snack bowl.

Finished Pickled Green Beans