Dilly Beans

1 ½ cups water
2 cups green beans
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup cider vinegar
½ teaspoon sugar or honey
1 teaspoon vegetable oil (optional)

Bring water to boil in small pot. Add beans; cook 3-5 minutes. Drain when beans are still bright green and just tender. Stir dill into warm beans. Combine garlic, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and sugar or honey in a saucepan and quickly bring to boil. Simmer 2 minutes. Pour dressing over green beans and mix well. Add oil if desired. Serve hot or chilled 20 minutes. Makes 4-6 servings.

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