Spicy Pickled Asparagus

Pickled asparagus is a delightful and versatile ingredient that adds a tangy and crisp element to various culinary creations. By undergoing the pickling process, asparagus maintains its distinct flavor while acquiring a zesty twist. The tanginess of pickled asparagus pairs perfectly with savory dishes, making it an excellent addition to salads, sandwiches, and charcuterie boards. Its vibrant green color and unique texture make it visually appealing and contribute to the overall presentation of the dish.

Pickled asparagus also shines as a standalone appetizer or garnish. Its tangy flavor profile adds complexity to cocktails, and it can be used to create inventive pickled asparagus martinis or bloody Caesar garnishes. The tanginess cuts through rich flavors, making it an excellent accompaniment to fatty meats, cheeses, and pâtés. Additionally, pickled asparagus can be enjoyed on its own as a tasty and healthy snack.

Whether used as an ingredient to elevate various dishes or enjoyed on its own, pickled asparagus is a versatile and flavorful addition to any culinary repertoire. Its tangy and crisp qualities provide a delightful burst of flavor in every bite.

Spicy Pickles Asparagus recipe



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Spicy Pickles Asparagus recipe

Spicy Pickled Asparagus

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: 4 500ml jars 1x


Units Scale
  • 3 lbs asparagus spears
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 3 tbsp pickling spice
  • 1 tbsp chili peppers
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Wash and sterilize 4 500ml mason jars.
  2. In each mason jar place a garlic clove that has ben cut in 1/2 and 1 sprig of fresh dill.
  3. Cut the asparagus so that they fit perfectly in the jars, save the remainder for soup, stock etc.
  4. Bring the water to a boil and parboil the asparagus.
  5. Place the asparagus spears in the jars.
  6. Discard the water and add the vinegar and spices to the pot, bring to a boil, simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Pour the liquid into the jars leaving a 1/2 inch of headspace.
  8. Seal and store for up to 4 months.
  9. Use as a garnish for Bloody Caesars, on charcuterie boards etc.
  • Category: Sides, condiments, vegetables, recipes