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Giardiniera – Italian Pickled Vegetable Relish


  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

Description

Use your bounty of summer vegetables to make a tangy giardiniera vegetable relish to add zip to your sandwiches and salads.


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Ingredients

  • 3 serrano peppers (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 celery ribs (diced)
  • 1 cup carrot (peeled and diced)
  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower florets (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced fine)
  • 1/2 cup salt (Kosher)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil

Instructions

  1. Mix all the vegetables together and place in a glass bowl or jar.
  2. Pour in the salt.
  3. Add enough water to cover the vegetables and salt.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or overnight.
  6. After the soaking period is over, pour off the water and rinse the vegetables to remove any excess salt.
  7. Place vegetables in a clean glass bowl or jar.
  8. In a separate bowl whisk the spices, vinegar, and olive oil together.
  9. Pour vinegar, spices, and oil mixture over the vegetables.
  10. Seal tight.
  11. Invert the jar a few times to mix everything together.
  12. Store in the refrigerator for 48 hours.
  13. This will keep for 3 weeks if it lasts that long.

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