Giardiniera is an Italian relish of pickled vegetables in vinegar or oil. It is wonderful on beef sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, dips, pastas or even as a pizza topping.
2 green capsicums, diced
2 red capsicums, diced
8 jalapenos, sliced and preferably fresh
1 celery stalk, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup fresh cauliflower florets
1/2 cup (145g) salt
2 cups (500ml) water to cover
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
150g pimento-stuffed green olives, diced
1 cup (250ml) white vinegar
1 cup (250ml) olive oil
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Directions Preparation:40min › Extra time:2days12hours preserving › Ready in:2days13hours40min
Place in a large bowl the green and red capsicums, jalapenos, celery, carrots, onion and cauliflower. Stir in salt and fill with enough cold water to cover. Place plastic wrap or aluminium foil over the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
The next day drain salty water and rinse vegetables. In a seperate bowl mix together garlic, oregano, chilli flakes, black pepper and olives. Pour in vinegar and olive oil and mix well. Combine with vegetable mixture, cover and refrigerate for 2 days before using.