Garlicky Pickled Mixed Veggies


If you always keep a jar of giardiniera in the fridge, try making your own! Utilize summer-fresh produce to make these pickled mixed veggies. Feel free to swap more of your favorite veggies to make the giardiniera suitable to your taste. Use the Italian condiment to add tangy notes to brats, pizza, pasta salads, and more.

Garlicky Pickled Mixed Veggies
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
45 mins
Process Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 pints


  • 2 ears of corn

  • 3 cup cauliflower florets

  • 3 medium red sweet peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 12 ounce green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 2 medium onions, cut into small wedges

  • 3 cup water

  • 3 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 18 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Remove husks from ears of corn. Scrub with a stiff brush to remove silks; rinse. Cut cobs into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces. In an 8-quart pot combine corn, cauliflower, sweet peppers, green beans, carrots, and onions. Add enough water to cover. Bring to boiling. Cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes; drain. If desired, cut corn lengthwise into halves or quarters.

  2. In a 4- to 5-quart stainless-steel, enamel, or nonstick heavy pot combine the 3 cups water, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Bring mixture to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar.

  3. Pack vegetables into six hot, sterilized pint canning jars, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Add 3 cloves garlic and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper to each jar. Pour hot vinegar mixture over vegetables, maintaining the 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and wipe jar rims; adjust lids.

  4. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 10 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. Makes 6 pints.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 38
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 18.5mg 93%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 106mg 2%
Folate, total 15.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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