gardiniera--aka pickled veggies (sallye)

★★★★★ 1
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By sallye bates
from Austin, TX

The name literally means "from the garden" in Italian. I love these. I can almost eat a whole jar for lunch or dinner (well, at least half a jar). A perfect accompaniment to any meal as a condiment, appetizer, or side dish.

★★★★★ 1
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For gardiniera--aka pickled veggies (sallye)

  • VEGETABLES
  • 6
    serrano chiles, sliced thin
  • 1 lg
    yellow or green bell pepper, coarse diced
  • 1 lg
    red bell peppers, coarse diced
  • 2
    celery rib, coarse diced
  • 2
    carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2
    head cauliflower, stems removed from florets and coarse chopped
  • 1/2 c
    kosher salt
  • PICKLING MIXTURE
  • 3 clove
    garlic, sliced
  • 2-1/2 tsp
    dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seeds
  • black pepper
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 1 c
    olive or canola oil

How To Make gardiniera--aka pickled veggies (sallye)

  • 1
    Dump vegetables into large glass bowl, sprinkle in salt and stir until well mixed Add enough water to cover vegetables, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 12 hours When ready to assemble, remove from fridge Drain the water and then rinse the veggies in cold water to remove excess salt Return veggies to large bowl
  • 2
    In a small bowl, combine the garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, celery seeds and pinch of black pepper. Add the vinegar to the bowl and stir until combined, then slowly whisk in the canola oil Whisk until well blended Pack the vegetables snugly into mason jars and top with oil and vinegar mixture Cover and refrigerate 48 hours before using. Will last 2-3 weeks in refrigerator.
  • 3
    SUBSTITUTIONS/ADDITIONS: Jalapenos may be substituted for serranos Asparagus can be used instead of celery 5-6 cherry tomatoes halved may be added NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO ADD MORE VINEGAR/OIL MIXTURE TO COMPLETELY COVER VEGETABLES, THE RATIO SHOULD BE 1 TO 1. 1/2 CUP OF EACH MIXED INTO THE VEGETABLES WILL MORE THAN LIKELY BE SUFFICIENT.
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