By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

To ensure food safety, be sure to sterilize the jars and lids by simmering them in water for 5 minutes and then letting them cool to room temperature. Then fill with asparagus mixture.

Number of servings

Serves 6

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed (about 3 cups)
  2. 1/4 cup pearl onions
  3. 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  4. 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  5. 1 sprig fresh dill
  6. 1 cup water
  7. 2 whole cloves
  8. 3 cloves garlic, whole
  9. 8 whole black peppercorns
  10. 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  11. 6 whole coriander seeds

Directions

Trim off the woody ends of the asparagus and cut spears into lengths that will fit into the jars. Place spears in colander, wash well and drain. Trim onions. Combine all ingredients in air tight containers. Refrigerate up to 4 weeks.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :1/2 cup

  • Total carbohydrate 4 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total fat trace
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat trace
  • Calories 24
  • Sugars 0 mg

Created by the chefs at Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.

Apr. 02, 2013