In this unique asparagus recipe, we swap out the cucumbers typically used for pickling and opt for asparagus spears instead, which remain tender-crisp even after soaking up the sweet-tangy pickling liquid. Serve these pickled asparagus spears as part of an appetizer spread, chop them up to use as a salad topper or munch on them as a zingy, refreshing snack.

Sarah Epperson
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2020

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active:
10 mins
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place asparagus spears tips-down in a 1-quart lidded jar. Add garlic, peppercorns, dill and crushed red pepper, if using.

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  • Combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Carefully pour the vinegar mixture over the asparagus mixture in the jar; screw the lid on tightly. Immediately place in the refrigerator. Chill for at least 8 hours.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate in a sealed jar for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

24 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 5.1g; dietary fiber 1.4g; sugars 3g; fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 708IU; vitamin c 5.5mg; folate 104.5mcg; calcium 16.8mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 9.9mg; potassium 158.4mg; sodium 300.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 2g.
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Reviews (1)

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2020
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