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Pickled Asparagus Recipe

User Rating 4 Star Rating (2 Reviews)

By Doris Erickson, Oxford Junction, Iowa

Pickled asparagus gets a touch of spice from jalapenos and is flavored with garlic, onions, and dill.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 5 pint jars, washed and sterilized
  • 10 pounds fresh asparagus, washed, cleaned and cut into 4-3/4-inch spears
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 Tablespoon pickling spice, placed in a gauze bag
  • 2 Tablespoons canning (pickling) salt
  • .
  • Per Jar:
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed or dill seed
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, optional
  • 1 onion slice


Place asparagus spears in boiling water, and blanch for two minutes; drain and cool. Place dill, garlic, cayenne pepper, onion slice and jalapeno pepper into bottom of each jar. Pack asparagus spears (upright) into each jar.

Combine vinegar, water, mustard seed, canning salt, and bag of pickling spice into saucepan and boil for 15 minutes. Remove bag of spices and discard.

Pour brine over asparagus, and seal jars.

Place jars into canner of boiling water for 10 minutes. Cool.

Cook's Note: Asparagus amount depends on how tightly it is packed into the jars. If you have any left over, cut and freeze in freezer bags.

Yield: 5 pints

Recipe Source: Doris Erickson, Oxford Junction, Iowa
Reprinted with permission.

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 3 out of 5
pickled asparagus, Member gerofsky

I haven't enjoyed eating this yet, just prepared it yesterday. Therefore my rating is rather dubious. I changed the process rather dramatically to better utilize fresh asparagus. I initially cut lgths. to fit 1 pt. jars from the top of spears, then I cut about 1"" off the bottom and put into compost. Then, I equalized the remainder by tapping the upper end on my cutting board, and then made my next cut at appropriate length to fit into 1/2 pt. canner. What was then left I set aside to use fresh. The net result was I pickled 5 Pts. & 3- 1/2 pts. from 5# of asparagus. I did have to make an additional 1/2 batch of brine. Hopefully, in a few weeks I'll be able to enjoy satisfying results.

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