Sweet & Sour Green Beans

Sweet & Sour Green Beans

Makes: 12 servings, 2/3 cup each
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This slightly sweet, slightly sour green bean recipe takes just a few minutes to make and is great served at room temperature. Make it ahead and let the green beans bathe in the dressing, soaking up flavor.

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds green bean, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 ice cube
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Fit a large pot with a steamer basket, add 1 to 2 inches water and bring to a boil. Add green beans, cover and steam until tender-crisp, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in ice cube until it dissolves. Whisk in shallots, oil and salt.
  3. Transfer the green beans to a large bowl, pour the dressing over them and toss to coat.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate beans (Step 1) for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature while you prepare the dressing (Step 2).

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 12
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 71
  • % Daily values *
  • 5% Total Fat 3g
    • 0% Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 4% Potassium 146mg
  • 4% Sodium 99mg
  • 4% Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • 8% Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Sugars 6g
  • 4% Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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