We're in the middle of asparagus season, and it's easy to get lured into buying bunches of the sweet spring vegetable. But the longer asparagus sits in the fridge, the more the ends are going to dry out, resulting in more to trim off and less to eat. Let me show you the best way to extend the life of your asparagus and keep it from drying out.
Start with fresh asparagus from the market. The fresher the better! Then, when you bring it home, follow these steps. It's quite similar to keeping herbs or flowers fresh!
The Best Way to Store Asparagus
- Keep the rubber band on to hold the bunch together, and trim an inch off the ends of the asparagus.
- Stand the asparagus up in a glass or jar with about an inch or two of water, making sure all the ends are sitting in the water. We've found that a 2-cup measuring cup is a great container.
- Loosely cover the asparagus with a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. If the water looks cloudy, just change it as needed.
5 Ways to Eat Asparagus
(Image credits: Leela Cyd; Christine Gallary)