Hot Giardiniera is a spicy pickled vegetable condiment I use often. It is delicious drizzled over grilled meats and fish. It is said this Italian-American relish was invented in Chicago, where my father was born. It is served with Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago style. I love to spoon Giardiniera on spicy Italian sausages and drink a robust glass of Madonna Nera Rosso di Montalcino to help put out the fire!
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2 cups White Vinegar
1 cup EVOO
1 cup Carrots, chopped
1 cup Celery, sliced thinly
1 cup Red Bell Pepper, cored and chopped
1 cup Pearl Onions
1 cup Cauliflower, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup Greek Peperoncini, in vinegar brine, I like the Mezzetta brand
1/2 cup Green Olives with Pimento, sliced
1/4 cup Sliced Jalapeño, in vinegar brine, I like Jeff's Garden brand
1 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Sea Salt