Homemade Giardiniera

Homemade Giardiniera


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If you've never been to Chicago, you probably haven't experienced the glory of giardiniera. It's peppers, carrots, cauliflower, and other veggies that are marinated in spicy oil and used as a condiment on sandwiches. Try making it at home, it's delicious!

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Time needed

20 min preparation

Serving Size / Yield

4 cups


  • 1/4 C. Kosher salt
  • 1 C. carrots, diced
  • 1 C. cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 8 serrano peppers, sliced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 C. canola oil
  • 1 Tbs. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. black pepper

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Combine the water and salt in a glass bowl. Mix until the salt has dissolved. Add the carrots, cauliflower, peppers, garlic, celery, and stir to combine. Refrigerate overnight. 

The next day, drain and thoroughly rinse the vegetables. In a clean bowl, mix the oil, oregano, and black pepper. Add the veggies and mix to combine. Allow to rest overnight in the refrigerator. 

To store for 2-3 weeks, place into airtight mason jars prior to refrigerating.

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