Italian Giardiniera Recipe
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Italian Giardiniera
Giardiniera is a mixture of vegetables, (peppers, celery, olives and special seasonings. Great on All sandwiches, soups, salads, chili and more. You can buy it already made in hot or mild varieties at your local supermarket

"This basic recipe can be used for pickling chiles either alone or with a combination of other vegetables. Choose the mixture of vegetables desired, the amount and type of chiles, and arrange them attractively in a jar before covering with the pickling solution."

Fresh chiles of choice
1/2 Part water
1/2 Part vinegar
1 t Non-idodized salt per pint of liquid
Cauliflower, in flowerets
Broccoli, in flowerets
Carrots, cut in coins or use baby carrots
Pearl onions
Garlic cloves, whole
Green olives

Wash the chiles and with a toothpick poke several holes near the stem before packing in the jars.
Combine the water, vinegar, and salt in a pan and boil for a minute.
Pour the hot mixture over the vegetables leaving 1/4 inch head space and cover.
Allow the chiles and vegetables to pickle for 2 to 3 weeks before serving.

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