Try your hand at this simple pickling recipe…Spicy Dill String Beans are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!


  • 3 lbs green beans
  • 2 1/2 C white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 C water
  • 4 T sea salt
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 t dill seed
  • 5 t red chili flakes


  1. Prepare 5 pint jars
  2. Wash and trim beans so they fit in jar, if very long, cut in half
  3. Blanch beans–boil water, add beans, cover, return to boil 2 mins, transfer to bowl of ice, drain, cool
  4. Combine vinegar, water and salt. Pack the cooled beans in jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. To each jar add once clove garlic, 1 t dill seed and i desired, 1 t red chili flakes
  5. Pour brine over beans, leaving 1/2″ head space. After the jars are full, use wooden chopstick to work out air bubbles. Add more brine if necessary
  6. Refrigerate at least 24 hours


If you want it fiery, add 5 t red chili flakes

Options: Use any veggies or spices/ herbs