Pickled Asparagus Recipe


Pickled asparagus is one of the true harbingers of spring. As soon as it appears in your market, cook up a batch.

Recipe Details

Pickled Asparagus Recipe

Active 30 mins
Total 24 hrs
Serves 18 servings
Makes 2 jars


  • 3 pounds asparagus, washed and trimmed to fit your jars

  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar

  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water

  • 2 tablespoons pickling salt

  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled


  1. Prepare a boiling water bath canner and two 24-ounce jars (you can also substitute four 12-ounce jelly jars). Place lids in a small pan of water and bring to a bare simmer.

  2. Combine white vinegar, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

  3. Fill a large saucepan with several inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add half of asparagus to pot and cook for exactly 1 minute. Transfer asparagus to a colander with tongs and run under cool water. Repeat with remaining asparagus.

  4. Remove jars from the canning pot and drain. Place one tablespoon of pickling spice and one garlic clove in the bottom of each jar. Divide asparagus evenly between the two jars. Pour pickling liquid over the asparagus. Tap jars gently to remove any air bubbles.

  5. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings and process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. When time is up, remove jars from canner and let me cool on a folded towel. When jars are entirely cool, remove rings and check seals.

  6. Let these pickles rest at least 24 hours before eating. As with most pickles, they will improve over time. Sealed jars can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to one year.

Special Equipment

Mason jars, canning pot

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
18 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18
Amount per serving
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 138mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)