9 months ago
Sweet, briny, and crunchy: everything a pickle should be. BlueKaleRoad's green beans are pickled with a simple, pantry-friendly mixture of water, vinegar, and sugar, and then jalapeños and garlic add a pop of heat and pungency. These pickles are an ideal sidekick to sandwiches, but they're also hard to resist as a quick snack.
We are huge fans of anything pickled. My taste buds tingle just thinking about pickles! Here I chose to ramp up the spice and pickle green beans with jalapenos. A gentle heat infuses the fresh green beans, making them a tasty and addictive afternoon nibble. The jalapenos are fiery, adding warm flavor and a pleasant buzz to tacos and burgers.
Makes 1 quart plus 1 pint
- 1 pound green beans, stems snipped and broken in half if too tall for the jar
- 1 pound jalapenos, sliced thinly lengthwise
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 1/2 cups white vinegar
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Have ready a clean, sterilized 1 quart and 1 pint jar. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the green beans and jalapenos and blanch them for 2 minutes. Drain the pot. Divide the green beans, jalapenos and garlic slices between the jars.
For the brine, combine the vinegar, water, salt and sugar in the same large saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Let boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Carefully fill the jars with the brine to within 1/2 inch of the top of the rim, covering the vegetables completely. Discard any leftover brine. Place lids on the jars and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. Pickles will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Over time, the heat of the jalapenos will mellow.
- 124 calories
- 1g total fat
- 0g saturated fat
- 0mg cholesterol
- 2752mg sodium
- 23g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 15g sugar)
- 3g protein