Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans


These simple steamed green beans get a tangy kick from a quick cider vinegar sauce. More Vegetable Side Dishes

Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans
Photo: © Tina Rupp
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ¾ 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


  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.

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