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How to Pickle Green Beans

Pickled green beans are also called as dilly beans. They have a great crunch and addictive flavor. They can be served plain or enjoyed in all sorts of meals like toppers for baked chicken, steak, salads, pastas, and burgers.

There are also many green bean varieties that you can choose from and each one has a unique flavor and texture.

General Considerations

Pickled green beans Pickled green beans are often packed with other vegetables and herbs, especially dill seeds or sprigs for the common "dilly beans". They may also include other ingredients such as red peppers, garlic cloves, and even Tabasco sauce for an added kick.

Pickled green beans are great for the digestive system and provide steep amounts of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that the body needs.

How to Pickle Green Beans

Pickling green beans uses a similar process as pickling cucumbers.

Prepare the green beans by removing the tips and throwing away any damaged or discolored beans. Rinse them thoroughly in cold water to remove dirt and sand then drain in a colander.

Prepare any additional ingredients you will be adding such as onion, peppers, or garlic. Add all the ingredients into jars.

Make the pickling solution. It is often a combination of vinegar and flavoring ingredients such as salt, sugar, and other spices. Bring the pickling solution a boil and mix well.

Remove the pickling solution from the heat and pour it into the jars filled with green beans. Leave about 1/2" at the top of the jar. Seal the jars.

If you are canning the green beans you now process the jars in a water bath for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the jars. Once the jars are processed they can be stored in the cabinet for up to a year.

If you are making refrigerator pickles (as opposed to canning them) you would let them cool on the counter and then place them in the refrigerator. They will last up to 6 weeks.

The pickled green beans will typically be ready to eat after a day but the longer they remain in the liquid the more flavorful they will become. Photo Credit: iveyrocks

Pickled Green Bean Recipes

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Dilly Beans Recipe

Dilly beans are a very popular type of pickle to make. The dill goes great with the vinegar and the crisp green beans. The whole process is very similar to making other pickles.
Pickled Green Beans Recipe image

Pickled Green Beans Recipe

Pickled green beans are a classic snack and are very easy to make at home. I include the step for blanching the beans before pickling them. This helps them keep their color and crispness but be sure you don't over blanch them.

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