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.