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Pickled green beans

Pickled Green Beans: The Perfect Recipe (and other great variations)

The green bean is perhaps the most popular vegetable in the United States. It’s a versatile, inexpensive, and has an easily identifiable color that can pair with almost any dish. These recipes like pickled green beans and more conventional dishes,  show how you can add green beans to your menu and their flavors will be sure to please everyone.

Pickled green beans

Pickled green beans are a great way to add some flavor and crunch to your meals. They are also an easy dish to make. All you need is some pickling spices and pickled green beans. You can make these beans in a variety of ways, including using different types of vinegar or brine.

To make pickled green beans, you will need:


-1 pound green beans
-2 cups white vinegar
-1 tablespoon sugar
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-3 cloves garlic, minced

Some ingredients that are nearly always used include vinegar, sugar, salt, spices, and garlic. Most green beans will pickle best in water with vinegar as the main ingredient. For a spicier pickling solution, add some sugar and salt and chilies. For a sweeter pickling solution, add some honey or corn syrup. Garlic can also be added to the pickling process to give them a subtle flavor.

How to prepare:

1. In a large jar, add the vinegar, sugar, salt, sugar, garlic and pepper.
2. Add the green beans.
3. Let the beans soak in the pickling mixture for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
4. Serve chilled.

Green beans ham and potatoes

here’s nothing like a hearty potato, ham and green bean dish to warm up your tummy during the winter months. And what better way to enjoy this classic comfort food than in a simple, yet delicious, dish?

This dish is a great balance of flavors. The ham and potatoes provide a savory flavor while the green beans add sweetness and crunch.


-1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
-1/2 cup white wine vinegar
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-6 tablespoons (90 grams) unsalted butter, divided
-8 ounces cooked ham, diced
-3 cups cubed red potatoes (2 medium)
-1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

How to prepare:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, garlic, thyme, and pepper; set aside.
2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
3. Add green beans and toss to coat.
4. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
5. Add ham and potatoes to the skillet; cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
6. Add vinegar mixture to the skillet; cook for about 1 minute or until heated through.
7. Remove from heat; stir in parsley.

Asian green beans

This is a delicious and easy Asian green beans dish that you can make in just a few minutes. It is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, or as a side dish for your favorite Chinese or Japanese meal.


-1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 tablespoon vegetable oil
-1 small onion, chopped
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-3 tablespoons soy sauce
-1 tablespoon rice vinegar
-1 tablespoon honey
-Ground black pepper to taste
-1/4 cup slivered fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

How to prepare:

1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the green beans until tender.
2. Drain well and refresh with cold water.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.
4. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened.
5. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, honey,, black pepper and toss the green beans in this mixture.
6. Cook until heated through.

Serve hot sprinkled with cilantro leaves if desired.

Chicken and green beans

Chicken and green beans are a classic pairing that is sure to please. This dish is easy to prepare and can be eaten as a meal or as a side dish. The combination of the crispy chicken and tender green beans makes for a delicious and healthy meal.


-1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
-Chicken spices
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 cup green beans, trimmed and chopped
-1 tablespoon salted butter
-Salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare:

1. Start by prepping the chicken according to your desired preparation method. For example, you can marinate the chicken in a mixture of spices or use an existing spice mixture to coat the chicken before cooking.
2. Once the chicken is prepared, heat up some oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
3. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook until it is golden brown and cooked through.
4. Meanwhile cook the green beans, bring a pot of water to a boil before adding the green beans. 5. Cook for 2-3 minutes until they are soft but still hold their shape.
6. Before serving, arrange the green beans on plates and add some salted butter on top of them.
7. Place the crispy chicken pieces next to them and enjoy!

Garlic butter green beans

If you love garlic butter, you’re going to love these pickled green beans. These are a great side dish or appetizer. They’re easy to make and can be add to every dish desired and are a great for a Christmas dish.

1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.
2. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic and 1/2 cup of red wine and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
3. Add 1 pound of fresh green beans.
4. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
5. When most of the wine moist is gone add some more butter and 1 minced garlic clove and toss the green beans to cover them in the melted garlic butter.

String beans vs green bean

When it comes to beans, there is a big difference between string beans and green beans. String beans are the long, thin types that are often used in salads or as a side dish. Green beans, on the other hand, are the thicker variety that are best eaten cooked.

One thing to keep in mind when cooking green beans is that they need some time in a boiling water bath before they can be eaten. This will help them to retain their color and flavor. For those who don’t have time for this step, you can also cook them on the stove top in water or oil.

When it comes to taste, both string beans and green beans are delicious. Some people even say that they prefer green beans over string beans because they have a slightly sweeter flavor.


Pickled green beans are a great addition to any meal, and they’re easy to make. In this article, we have shown you how to make pickled green beans using common ingredients and simple techniques. We also provided tips for storing them so that they will last for weeks or even months. And with our recipes we made sure you can add some delicious green beans dishes to your meals, as a side dish or main course. If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious addition to your table, give these green beans a try!