This is great at a picnic when you have tired of all the same old salads. Very versatile, you can serve it cold or room temperature. You can certainly chop up the asparagus, but I found that it always overcooks. I like the presentation of the long spears on a nice white platter. This goes great with a platter of sliced baked ham and some potato salad or with hamburgers and hot dogs. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the asparagus, and cook uncovered until slightly tender, about 1 minute. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the asparagus spears are cold, place them on paper towels to dry.

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  • Bring vinegar, water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, celery seed, and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil for 5 minutes.

  • Spread the asparagus spears in a large dish or baking pan. Pour the vinegar mixture over the asparagus. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and serve cold or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 18.4g 6% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 162.9mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2011
excellent... just need a bit more salt for us. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2014
I really liked the cinnamon/clove/celery seed combo. A very different way to have asparagus and quite tasty. Like another reviewer I felt it was better with a bit of salt. I also discovered I don't really care for cold asparagus so I recommend room temp as suggested in the recipe description. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2011
excellent... just need a bit more salt for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2011
Fresh asparagus is now in season...make this one soon. I have it in the fridge now at all times! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2014
I really liked the cinnamon/clove/celery seed combo. A very different way to have asparagus and quite tasty. Like another reviewer I felt it was better with a bit of salt. I also discovered I don't really care for cold asparagus so I recommend room temp as suggested in the recipe description. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2012
I brought this to a potluck and there were no leftovers of this dish. I didn't have the celery seed but added a pinch of cayene. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2018
This dish was so simple and I impressed all my foodie friends. Dish was emptied well before dinner finished. Unexpected taste won't let you stop eating them. Read More
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