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Herb Marinated Green Beans

green beans

This would make a really great side or snack! My Mom made something similar to this recently and I loved them -- probably because they have vinegar in them :) My Mom used to catch me on the counter drinking vinegar with a spoon as a kid...doesn't sound as appetizing now, but I do still love vinegar! This is easy - I used canned green beans for this and it was so easy. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon fresh oregano 5 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 pound green beans 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt to taste (Kosher or sea salt) Fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Choose a large bowl and place parsley, basil, oregano and vinegar in it. let it steep for 10 minutes. Add onion and garlic and mix well. Let steep for another 30 minutes.

Snap off ends of green beans, rinse in cold water, and drop them into boiling salt water. Drain string beans while still very firm. Add warm green beans to bowl with vinegar and herbs. Marinate for a minimum of 1 hour and as much as 5 or 6 hours. Mix thoroughly from time-to-time. Serve beans at room temperature, adding olive oil and salt and pepper to taste just before serving.

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