All you need for these easy and healthy Vinegar Green Beans is green beans, onions, olive oil, red wine vinegar and 15 minutes!
Let me start this by giving a HUGE shout out to my mom-in-love, Loree, and our family friend, Gottfried, for passing on such a quick and easy recipe for green beans. A few “loose” instructions and two test batches later I finally came pretty darn close to recreating this simple masterpiece. Do you need a new go-to recipe for an easy side dish during the week? These green beans literally take 15 minutes and are a great addition to almost any meal.
Have you ever heard of a sialolith? Hopefully you haven’t because it would most likely mean either you or someone close to you has had this. A sialolith is actually a stone that forms in one of your salivary ducts. Saliva gets backed up and your salivary gland swells. I promise there is a reason behind this medical lesson here…
This past Sunday I was SUPER excited to attempt my rendition of these tasty green beans. All of the necessary ingredients were gathered and it was showtime in the kitchen. Twenty minutes later as I was taste-testing these delightful legumes I started to notice a pain around the corner of my jaw and under my ear. Every time I placed one of the vinegar-infused beans in my mouth I would get a twinge of pain. With a few years of concentrated studies concerning the mouth under my belt, I knew exactly what was going on. I had run outside in the 90-degree weather and simply did not drink enough water. Now I have this plate full of yummy green beans and a gland that stings every time I place one in my mouth. So do you know what I did?! Continued to devour them and deal with the stings because these green beans are THAT good. (Or maybe I am just THAT stubborn?! lol) Needless to say, these green beans are so delicious they will make you do some crazy things.
We enjoyed these green beans alongside some chicken grilled by my hubby and loaded baked potatoes. They pair wonderfully with chicken, steak, lamb or any other type of meat. To make life super easy, I get the green beans that are already cut and rinsed in the bags. I prefer the thicker green beans, but if you want to try the French cut just be sure to boil them for less time. Hope you enjoy and remember to stay hydrated! 🙂
15-Minute Green Beans with Vinegar
All you need for these Vinegar Green Beans is green beans, onions, olive oil, red wine vinegar and 15 minutes!
- 2-12 oz. packages fresh cut green beans
- ½ c. red wine vinegar
- ¾ c. sweet onions finely diced
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 1 ½ t. salt
- 1 t. pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Reduce heat to a slow boil. Add green beans and boil for 11-13 minutes.
Drain green beans and place in a large bowl. Pour red wine vinegar over beans and toss with onions.
Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss until combined. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!