Amp up classic pickles by including wax beans and a chile pepper in the mix. Jar these pickles in the morning and they'll be ready to serve by party time.
Divide 12 ounces trimmed green wax beans and yellow wax beans, 1 seedless cucumber (cut into spears), 1 quartered Fresno chile pepper, 3 quartered garlic cloves and 1/4 bunch chopped dill between two 1-quart jars. Bring 3 cups water, 1 3/4 cups distilled white vinegar, 1/3 cup kosher salt, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cracked coriander seeds to a boil, then pour over the vegetables. Loosely screw on the lids. Let cool, tighten the lids and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine.