Food for the Southern Soul

Pickled Green Beans

$10

Bright, tangy, and crispy enough to eat straight from the jar, pickled green beans are one of the pickling world’s more underrated products. A favorite among Southerners for more than 150 years, pickled green beans deserve to be a staple product in everyone’s pantry. Now, you could invest several days, a week, or longer making them yourself. Or you could twist open a jar of Charleston Favorites Pickled Green Beans for an instant snack, ingredient, cornichon, or however you choose to use it.

Jimmy Hagood is the maker behind the Food for the Southern Soul brand, which celebrates (in addition to these Charleston Favorites Pickled Green Beans) the classic foods and flavors from the Lowcountry, Appalachia, Tidewater, and Gulf. Hagood, a former insurance advisor, changed his course to chase a love for sharing Southern food and culinary styles through cooking, the restaurant and catering businesses, and gourmet snack retail. The collection brings regional snacks, treats, and pantry ingredients, from cheese straws to chutneys and barbecue sauces to apple butter, also Cinnamon Apple Butter to tables around the country.


Pickled Green Beans Beyond the Jar

Your first intention for using Pickled Green Beans may be to incorporate them into salads. They add an excellent, refreshing bite to a dish of leafy vegetables, tomatoes, and olives, sure, but try them beyond the standard green salad. Their vinegar bite balances out a creamy pasta or potato salad, and they brighten a bowl of legumes in bean salads. They also make a wonderful addition as cornichons for a charcuterie or pate plate.