Home made Giardiniera Mix

This recipe for home made giardiniera mix is sure to become a favorite. The recipe features crisp, zesty pickled vegetables with garlic and chili peppers in cider vinegar.

Home made Giardiniera  Mix

Home made Giardiniera Mix Tastes Much better than Store Bought.

Toni Bryson, one of the fans of The Gardening Cook on Facebook, submitted this recipe.

Chop up a mixture of the following vegetables for each jar:

  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • carrots
  • sliced red onions
  • red, yellow and orange sweet peppers
  • red bell pepper slices,
  • all chopped in smaller pieces except the small sweet peppers

Then add the following to each jar:

  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 dried chile peppers
  • 1 head dill and some dill leaves(fresh) 

Once you have crammed all you can into each jar, add the brine(makes 12 quarts)

  • 20 cups of water
  • 10 cups cider vinegar
  • 20 tablespoons of canning salt
  • some garlic salt and celery salt

Boil the brine and add it to the jars, and put in a water can bath for 30 minutes.

Toni says “We just use whatever we like and have on hand via the vegetable garden or store produce. we think it tastes much better than store bought Gardenia mix.”

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Home made Giardiniera Mix
 
Ingredients
  • Vegetable mix: Quantity to fit into each jar depends on what you have on hand.
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • carrots
  • sliced red onions
  • red, yellow and orange sweet peppers
  • red bell pepper slices,
  • all chopped in smaller pieces except the small sweet peppers
Spices
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 dried chile peppers
  • 1 head dill and some dill leaves(fresh)
Brine
  • 20 cups of water
  • 10 cups cider vinegar
  • 20 tablespoons of canning salt
  • some garlic salt and celery salt
Instructions
  1. Chop up a mixture of the vegetables for each jar
  2. Then add the spices to each jar.
  3. Once you have crammed all you can into each jar, add the brine (makes 12 quarts)
  4. Boil the brine and add it to the jars, and put in a water can bath for 30 minutes.
 

  15 comments for “Home made Giardiniera Mix

  1. Mike Duran
    09/26/2014 at 9:53 am

    how long will these last & do they nee to kept in the refer?

    • admin
      09/26/2014 at 11:02 am

      Hi Mike. This recipe was shared to me by a fan of my facebook page, so I have not made them myself. I do know from past experience that store bought giardiniera keeps almost indefinitely and I have never had to refrigerate it. Carol

  2. Mary
    04/12/2017 at 9:27 pm

    I have never heard of Gia gardenia until this recipe. I am looking forward to trying my hand at canning these for my house and for a friend. I’m going to try my hand at having a small garden. The vegetables I reap from the garden 8s what I will use for this r3cipe. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Joan parker
    04/28/2017 at 8:27 am

    I have made this loved it

    • Carol
      04/28/2017 at 10:29 am

      Glad to hear that you enjoyed it Joan. Carol

  4. Lynn
    05/20/2017 at 5:02 pm

    Do the veggies get soft or still have a crunch

    • Carol
      05/21/2017 at 9:57 am

      They will lose some of their crispness but still have a bit of crunch. Carol

  5. 08/11/2017 at 2:31 pm

    Is there any way to guarantee that these stay crunchy? I’ve had times in the past making giardiniera where the veggies end up a tad soggy. I’d love for them to stay as crunchy as we all love our pickled veggies to be! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • Carol
      08/11/2017 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Billy to be honest, I am not sure. One of my readers shared this with me with permission to use but it was years ago. Carol

  6. Rachel
    08/19/2017 at 9:58 pm

    I just canned this recipe, so excited! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Do I need to wait the standard 6 weeks until their ready to enjoy?

    • Carol
      08/20/2017 at 10:41 pm

      I’m sure it would still be nice with less time, but the flavors get better as they age. Carol

  7. Dorothy Harness
    09/06/2017 at 11:38 pm

    If you cook in a bath for 30 minutes, doesn’t it make the veg. messy? Haven’t made it yet just wondering

    • Carol
      09/07/2017 at 11:41 am

      This recipe was shared with me by a reader of my Facebook page and those who have made it say it turns out well and is delicious. Carol

  8. Denise
    10/17/2017 at 10:21 am

    I am trying this today and pickle crisp to each jar. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carol
      10/17/2017 at 10:48 am

      my pleasure Denise. Hope you enjoy it. Carol

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