Crunchy vegetables pickled in white-wine vinegar can be served as a garnish or a side dish.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan combine the vinegar, salt, sugar, bay leaf, cloves, celery seeds, and 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and return to a boil.

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  • Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid.

Reviews (2)

33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2012
GREAT brine, but there's a lot of it. Added twice the amount of celery, carrots and cauliflower and it turned out fine. If you can't find loose serranos try one Thai bird chili, sliced lengthwise and seeds removed - lovely flavor. It gets better with time. I would love to can this.
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
I absolutely love Giardiniera, but stop buying it years ago because of all of the 'extra' ingredients you find in processed foods. I have searched for and made other recipes for this, but THIS is the recipe! I will never be without a container of this in my frig., it's seriously great. The second time I made it, I bumped the heat up a little, I've also added a bay leaft and some fresh sliced fennel. This is seroiusly good and you should have this in your life and in your frig!