How to make Dilly Beans- a quick and easy recipe for pickled green beans that can be used in Bloody Marys, on charcuterie boards and cheese boards, or serve as a tasty snack. Just 15 minutes hands (allow 24 hours pickling time).
- 1 wide mouth quart jar or 2 wide mouth pint jars
- 1 cup vinegar, white or apple cider or white wine vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp (11 grams) coarse sea salt *see notes
- 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns
- 1/4 to 1 tsp red pepper flakes, depending on your spice preference
- 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
- 1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 – 3 sprigs fresh dill and dill flower seed head
- 1 pound green beans, rinsed and trimmed
- Start with a clean washed quart-sized jar, or two pint jars.
- In a saucepan heat water, vinegar, salt, mustard seeds, peppercorns, and red pepper flakes. (If using sugar add that in here now too.) Bring to a boil and turn off the heat.
- In your jar, put in the garlic and honey (when using honey we add it straight to the jar as boiling it will destroy some of the nutrients). Fill the jar with the raw trimmed green beans, cutting them to the length of your jar. Tuck in the fresh dill along side the beans. Pack the beans in tight.
- Pour the hot brine mixture over the beans. Make sure the beans are covered by the liquid. Seal with a lid and place in the fridge. They can be enjoyed in 24 hours but are even better after a few days.
Dilly beans can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 month for the best texture and optimal flavor.
You can substitute different salts for the coarse salt. Weighing will yield the best results. If you don’t have a scale, about one teaspoon of ground sea salt will be approximately the equivalent of 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt crystals.
- Serving Size: about 4-6 beans
- Calories: 16
- Sugar: 1.8 g
- Sodium: 126.9 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 0.9 g
- Protein: 0.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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