Stand the spears upright in a glass containing 1-2cm of water, cover with a plastic bag and store in the fridge. If space is an issue, wrap the spears in a clean, damp tea towel and store in the crisper section of the fridge. This way your asparagus spears will stay crisp for up to three days.



How do you keep asparagus fresh longer?

Stand the stems up in a jar with about an inch of cold water. You want to make sure that the ends stay moist but not the whole stem. Wrap the heads loosely with a produce bag or saran wrap. This will keep asparagus fresh for 4-5 days in the fridge.

How do you refrigerate fresh asparagus?

Place the spears in a glass jar, cut ends down. Fill the jar with about 1 inch of water. Loosely cover tips of the asparagus with a plastic bag. Store in the front of the fridge for up to 10 days.

Should you wash asparagus before storing?

Do not wash asparagus before storing and never soak it. Before placing in the refrigerator, trim a half-inch from the ends of the asparagus and stand them upright in a jar or glass with about an inch of cold water in the bottom. Cover with a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for three to four days.

How long can you keep uncooked asparagus in the fridge?

Fresh asparagus usually has a shelf life of three to five days in the refrigerator. However, if you refrigerate asparagus in a glass jar with a little bit of water, it can stay fresh for up to ten days. When the ends of your asparagus spears become dark green and mushy, it’s time to throw them away.

What is the best way to store asparagus?

If that’s not in the cards, store them as you would store cut flowers: Trim the bottoms and stand the spears up in a glass or jar with about an inch of water. Cover with a plastic bag then refrigerate them for up to 4 days. Change the water as it gets cloudy to keep the asparagus perky and fresh.

Can you freeze peeled asparagus?

Store peeled asparagus in an airtight container in the fridge. Use peeled spears within three to four hours. If you peeled too much and can’t use it all at once, you can also freeze asparagus. Simply portion into jars or glass containers and place in the freezer. Frozen asparagus will keep for up to 6 months.

What is the best way to dry asparagus?

Drain and pat completely dry with a clean kitchen towel. Cut the dried asparagus into 1- to 2-inch pieces, depending on how you plan to cook them afterward. If you want to get fancy, cut the spears on a diagonal.

How do you measure 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.