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Pickled Ramps

Pickled Ramps 0.500
May 6, 2009

Ramps are an aggressively flavored springtime treat, available at some larger grocery stores (such as Wegmans) and farmers markets. Be sure to call ahead for availability. They grow wild in the Appalachian Valley.

Make Ahead: The pickled ramps can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Servings: 0.5

Yield: Makes 1/2 cup

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • White parts from 10 ramps (root ends trimmed), cleaned


Combine the vinegar, water, salt, sugar and coriander seeds in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cool for a few minutes, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.

Place the ramps in a shallow container. Pour the hot pickling liquid over them; when cool enough, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on them, pressing gently to make sure they are evenly covered with the liquid.

Let cool completely (this could take about 1 1/2 hours), then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, especially if they have slightly bulbous ends. If the ramps are tender and thin, they can be ready to eat as soon as they have cooled. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

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Adapted from chef Daniel Giusti at 1789 restaurant.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per tablespoon serving: 13

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 301mg 13%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 1g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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