Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

These simple steamed green beans get a tangy kick from a quick cider vinegar sauce.

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  • Servings: 4


  • 3/4 pound green beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Place the green beans in a steamer basket set over a large saucepan of boiling water. Steam until bright green and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil. Add the shallot and cook over high heat, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and sugar; stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and add the beans. Season with salt and pepper, toss well and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published April 2010

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