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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

Lia Huber


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transfer the green beans to a large bowl, pour the dressing over them and toss to coat.


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

71 calories; 2.5 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 99 mg sodium. 146 mg potassium; 11.8 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 1.7 g protein; 642 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 28 mcg folate; 37 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 16 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;

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Rating: 4 stars
Perfect title. I made this dish for Thanksgiving; it is now a new family favorite. I plan on making it again for Christmas. It was also good served cold. It did not have to be eaten hot. Pros: Easy to prepare. It can be served at room temperature. Cons: None. Read More