My garden veggies have really ramped up and I was looking for something new to do with my plentiful supply of green beans. I liked my pickled beets so much at that decided to try pickled dilly beans. They were easy and tasty.
Why should you eat green beans? Let me tell you a few reasons:
- They are high in iron — better than spinach
- They are great for your hair, skin and nails because they are loaded with silicon
- They can act like a diuretic which can help your body detox from unwanted toxins in the body
- They contain antioxidants which help with heart health and boosts your immunity
- Vitamins and minerals contained in beans help with eye health
Here is how to make your very own dilly beans in a very short period of time.
Beans (use as many as you would like to use — I made one jar)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
About 2 tsp. garlic
2 tsp. sugar (organic)
1 tsp. salt
Pinch or two of red pepper flakes (optional)
About 1 tbsp. of pickling spice
A few slices of onion
- Clean your beans, removing the stem end.
- Get a large pot of water boiling. Prepare an ice bath.
- We measured our beans to see how much to blanch by putting them in the jar first. That way you blanch just the right amount of beans.
- Once boiling, blanch beans for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat, drain, and place in ice water.
- Pour some boiling water in to the jar(s) you plan to use to sterilize them.
- Let beans and jar cool.
- Make the brine by bringing to a boil the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, garlic, and pickling spice. Let cool.
- Stuff the beans into the jar along with some onions and the dill. Pour the brine solution over the beans.
- Add a lid and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 days. They will keep for several weeks.
I hope you find that these beans are a nice addition to a meal or picnic. They might be a good way to get kids to try this veggie too!