Easy Peasy Pickled Asparagus

| 4/20/2015 8:11:00 AM

Christine NelsonIn my opinion, nothing means spring more than asparagus. It's the first thing to pop out of the ground for us to eat, because we don't have a greenhouse (yet!), and we are eating it like crazy right now.

I'm a huge fan of refrigerator pickles. They are super easy to make, taste delicious and in my experience are more crispy than ones I have canned. Plus, you can make them in super small batches. Easy peasy.

When I was trying to think of something different to do with some asparagus today I figured pickled ones would fit the bill. Anything pickled reminds me of summer and today was gorgeous and summery. A perfect combination.


Pickled Asparagus
Yields 1 quart.

1 bunch asparagus, enough to fill a 1-quart jar
1 to 2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon dill seed
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sea salt