1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
3/4 C white vinegar
1/4 C sugar
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1. Cook beans in boiling water to cover 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process, drain.
2. Whisk together vinegar and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add beans and onion, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Yield: 4-6 servings