Quick Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans Recipe

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Yvonne Published: July 28, 2021 Modified: August 16, 2021
Quick Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans Recipe

How To Make Quick Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

Cider vinegar and sugar lend sweet and sour flavors to this simple and easy green beans recipe for a quick and tasty side dish.

Preparation: 8 minutes
Cooking: 7 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • ¾lbgreen beans
  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1medium shallot
  • 2tbspcider vinegar
  • 1tspsugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper,to taste


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

  2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil. Add the shallot and cook over high heat, stirring, for about 2 minutes until softened. Add the vinegar and sugar; stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and add the beans.

  3. Season with salt and pepper, toss well, and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 103.33kcal
  • Fat: 6.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.98g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.79g
  • Fiber: 2.86g
  • Sugar: 5.03g
  • Protein: 1.97g
  • Sodium: 268.93mg
  • Calcium: 39.31mg
  • Potassium: 239.73mg
  • Iron: 1.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 29.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.58mg
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