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Fermented asparagus in a mason jar by The Healthy RD
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Easy Fermented Asparagus

This is a super easy and tasty recipe to get probiotics into your diet. You need just the brine, a jar, asparagus, optional spices, and time.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Resting time7 d
Total Time7 d 8 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: fermented asparagus
Servings: 10
Calories: 15kcal

Equipment

  • Mason jar quart
  • Ball lid
  • Glass weight

Ingredients

Instructions

Step 1 -Brine

  • Make the brine: simply mix the salt and water together in a separate bowl.  Make sure the water is filtered.

Step 2-Season

  • Add the mustard seeds, dill, coriander, cumin, bay leaves, and chili flakes to a Mason jar. Add in minced garlic or crushed garlic clovers.
    Adjust spices according to your taste preferences.

Step 3-Add Veggies

  • Cut the tough woody ends off of the base of the asparagus spears.  Place the asparagus into the Mason jars and pack them tightly. Add in the sliced and seeded jalapeno (optional).
    Cover the mixture with the brine from step 1, making sure that all of the asparagus is covered in the brine.

Step 4-Ferment

  • Loosely cover the Mason jar (you don’t want it air tight as this will impair fermentation). Place in a dark area, such as in a cabinet shelf, for about 1 to 2 weeks until it is fermented. Keep at room temperature or around 70 degrees so that it ferments properly. 
    Make sure to check on your mixture daily to assure that the spears are under the brine. You can place a glass weight on top of the spears to keep them in the brine. 

Step 5-Store

  • Now you can seal down the lid and place them in the refrigerator.  This fermented asparagus lasts for up to a year in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg