According to the calendar, spring is here! Though hard for us to tell here in Chicago 😉

A nice way to kick off spring is with white asparagus! Great crunch, mild sweet asparagus flavor.

Here we celebrate the texture with a fun play on giardiniera. It’s great on just about anything that needs a little zing (or a little spring)!

White Asparagus Giardinare

½ cup White Asparagus, rough chopped

½ cup Fennel, thinly sliced

¼ cup Carrots, shredded

½ Serrano Pepper, shaved thin

¼ cup Red Onion, sliced

1 Tbsp Tarragon, chopped

1 cup White Vinegar 

½ cup Sugar

2 Tbsp Salt

1 Tbsp harissa 

Combine cauliflower, fennel, carrots, red onions, tarragon and Serrano peppers into a heat-proof bowl. In a small pot heat vinegar, salt, sugar and harissa. Pour over vegetables and allow to come to room temperature. 

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