1/4 cup vinegar
- In a large bowl, combine vinegar, sugar and oil. Mix well. Add salt and pepper, if desired.
- Add beans and vegetables and gently stir to coat.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. For more flavor, make a day ahead.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
You can change up the flavors of this salad by adding different vegetables or different beans.
More About Green Beans
How to Select
Choose green beans with long pods that are firm, plump, and shiny. Beans should snap easily when bent. Avoid green beans that feel too soft. One pound of beans makes about four servings.
How to Store
Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag and use within 3-5 days. Beans can also be blanched for 3 minutes, cooled and frozen for preservation.
How to Prepare
Steam in water until tender-crisp, prepare on stovetop, microwave them or add them directly to soups, stews, stir fries, and other recipes.