Dilled Carrots and Green Beans

  • 3/4 C water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 T fresh dill, minced
  • 4 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1/2 lb. fresh green beans
  • 1/4 C Italian Dressing (see recipe below, or storebought)

In small saucepan, bring the water, sugar, salt and dill to a boil. Add carrots and beans. Cook, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender; drain. Add salt and pepper to oil and vinegar, whisk together vigorously; toss to coat.
Serves 4
Odds are you have nearly everything for this dressing in your house already. There is no comparison between this and the storebought stuff and it takes no time at all. Win-win!
Homemade Italian Dressing
adapted from www.food.com #43522

  • 3/4 C canola or olive oil
  • 1/4 C cider vinegar
  • 2 T water
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. grated parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients in a bottle.
Shake to blend.
Allow flavors to blend about an hour or so, Will even be more flavorful the following day. Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers.
Makes about 1 cup.