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.

Lia Huber
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012




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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; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.8g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 5.7g; fat 2.5g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 641.6IU 13% DV; vitamin c 8.1mg 14% DV; folate 28.2mcg 7% DV; calcium 37.3mg 4% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 15.9mg 6% DV; potassium 145.7mg 4% DV; sodium 99.1mg 4% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV; added sugar 4g.

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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