Have you heard of pickling green beans? They are delicious and very easy to make. Make your own refrigerator dilly beans in just a few minutes without canning.

Easy Refrigerator Dilly Beans

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Have you heard of pickling green beans? They are delicious and very easy to make. Make your own refrigerator dilly beans in just a few minutes without canning. It’s a great way to use excess green beans from your garden!

green beans in a collander and dilly beans in a jar.
purple and green asian long green beans cut up and piled up on a cutting board

To make refrigerator dilly beans, first clean and cut your beans in the length you prefer. Then bring a pot of water on the stove to a boil and salt it well. Drop your green beans into the boiling water and boil for three minutes. Remove them from the boiling water and drop them into ice water. Now you have blanched green beans.

green beans blanching in a pot on tht stove
blanched green beans draining in a colandar

Dilly beans recipe without canning

We don’t can anything because I’m not allowed to serve home canned food to the daycare kids, so we do refrigerator pickling. It’s so good and so fast and easy with no special equipment needed. It helps your garden produce last longer. They keep for several months in the refrigerator. You can also pickle cucumbers and okra in the refrigerator. 

green beans in mason jars with spices, garlic and carrots ready to make dilly beans

Refrigerator pickled green beans

You need 2 ½ pounds of blanched green beans to get started. It doesn’t matter what kind of green beans. We used Asian long beans because that’s what we were growing, but any kind works the same way.

Have you heard of pickling green beans? They are delicious and very easy to make. Make your own refrigerator dilly beans in just a few minutes.
refrigerator pickled dilly beans after a few weeks in the fridge, purple beans have turned the pickling liquid red.

Pickled green bean recipe

Have you heard of pickling green beans? They are delicious and very easy to make. Make your own refrigerator dilly beans in just a few minutes without canning.
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Refrigerator Dilly Bean Recipe

Crisp juicy pickled green beans, oh my. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled green beans, refrigerator dilly beans, spicy dilly beans
Servings: 8
Author: Christina

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c blanched green beans
  • 1 c white vinegar
  • 2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 3 c water
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 c sea salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 T dried dill
  • 1 large carrot, cut into sticks

Instructions

  • First, make the brine. Bring water, both vinegars and salt, sugar, and pepper to a simmer, stirring until all salt is dissolved.
    Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
    Place green beans into jars packed as tightly as possible.
    Divide garlic cloves and carrot sticks between jars.
    Add dill to brine and pour into jars until full.
    Place lids on jars and close tightly.
    Place in refrigerator. Pickles will be ready in about 2 weeks and will last for several months.

How long do pickled green beans last

These refrigerator dilly beans will last 3-6 months in the refrigerator. The vinegar keeps them from collecting bacteria, so you can enjoy them for a long time. 

Refrigerator spicy dilly beans recipe

If you want to add a little spice to your dilly beans, all you have to do is add some hot peppers. 

Click here to find out how to make refrigerator spicy dilly beans!

Fermented green beans

You can make fermented green beans in a similar way, click here to see how.

For how to grow green beans and my world-famous green bean recipe, click on the highlighted text.

Want to pickle more things? Check out these refrigerator pickles, pickled okra and even pickled cherry tomatoes!

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