Growing up, my mom used to can garlic dilly pickled green beans. Let me tell you, I LOVED them! I did not like beans all that much, but something about these dilly beans transformed them into something I could not stop eating. I even liked them when she added a bit of spice, like a habanero.
Now that I have my own garden, it’s overflowing with beans. My daughter insisted we plant the multi-colored variety the past few years, so our pickled green beans are also a rainbow of colors. These little treats are a great way to get your kids to eat beans!
If you're not a big fan of green beans, then you gotta try pickling them. They are delicious and very easy to make. These little treats are also a great way to get your kids to eat beans!
- Wash 3 quart jars with lids in very hot, soapy water and rinse well.
- Snap the tops off of the green beans.
- Divide garlic between the three jars, dropping it into the bottom of each jar.
- To each jar also add a sprig of dill, a few peppercorns, and the habanero (if desired).
- Tightly pack green beans into jars and set aside.
I added pepper flakes to this one…
- Bring the vinegar, water, salt, and sugar to a boil in a non-reactive saucepan.
- Pour hot vinegar liquid over the beans and screw lids on.
- Allow to cool.
- Store in the refrigerator, they will be ready to eat in a day or two and will keep refrigerated for several weeks.
- This recipe will work for other vegetables too. Try it with carrots, onions, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers.
Here are a few other picklin’s that I made this week, straight out of the garden!