Herbed Asparagus Pickles

I’ve never had much luck with making my own pickles, but I came across this recipe the other day and had to share it. I haven’t made them myself yet as Asparagus season is still a ways away (but closer and closer each day!) but it’s good to have on hand just to be ready! Asparagus is a great vegetable packed with loads of natural folic acid. Make sure you get plenty of folic acid all through out your pregnancy but it is also a good idea to have a reserve build up in your body before you even become pregnant.


3 lbs asparagus spears
4 sprigs fresh tarragon
2 small shallots, halved
2 cups white wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 TSP pickling salt

Wash and cut asparagus so that there is 2 cm of head space in your jar.

Pack asparagus into clean, sanitized jars with tips down.  Tuck in a tarragon sprig and 1/2 a shallot among spears.

Combine vinegars, water, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour mixture into packed jars leaving 1 cm of head space.

Makes 4 x 500ml jars.


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