Rating: 5 stars 4.7
259 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 225
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4

This giardiniera recipe is wonderful on Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, French dips, pasta, or even as a pizza topping. You can even snack on it as is if you choose. Once you taste it, you will figure out what you prefer to use it on.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
2 days 8 hrs
2 days 8 hrs 45 mins


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place green and red peppers, jalapeños, celery, carrots, onion, and cauliflower in a large bowl. Stir in salt, then fill with enough cold water to cover. Place plastic wrap or aluminum foil over the bowl; refrigerate for 8 hours to overnight.

  • Drain salty water; rinse vegetables and set aside.

  • Mix together olives, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and black pepper in a medium bowl. Pour in vinegar and olive oil; mix well. Combine with vegetable mixture; cover and refrigerate for 2 days before using.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine ingredients. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 5.9g; fat 23.5g; sodium 305.9mg. Full Nutrition