Italian Giardiniera


  • 12 very small carrots, chopped
  • 1 small bunch celery, chopped
  • 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 1 lb small onions, chopped
  • 2 quarts white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mustard seeds
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbs crushed red peppers
  • 2 and 1/2 cups sugar
This is a spicy pickled vegetable mixture that is used to complement cold meats and most famously on Italian beef sandwiches.

  • Chop the vegetables and add them to a large sterilized container.
  • Pour over the olive oil and add the mustard seeds, and crushed pepper.
  • In a large sauce pan add the vinegar, salt, sugar and water and bring to a boil then simmer until well combined.
  • Pour the vinegar mixture over the vegetables. cover and refrigerate overnight before using.
  • To use you may add the a sauce pan and heat gently or serve cold.

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