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Hottalian Giardiniera

  • Veg
  • 2 d 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Serves 10
  • Medium



In case you’re new to Hottalian giardiniera, let us introduce you to it.

As enjoyable as it may be to pronounce the name, giardiniera essentially means ‘cured/pickled vegetables’ in Italian.

Imagine a scenario where we were to disclose to you that with very little hard work on your part, this fabulous stuff could be yours? Awesome! Isn’t it?

That, and if you are just the one who often has an entire fridge full of random vegetables lying around purposelessly, this is the ideal method to transform them into something really good.

The best part is that making your own customized giardiniera implies that you can make it as hot (or as light) as you prefer. Yes, it is just as wonderful!

Health Benefits

Because of the presence of vegetables in it, giardiniera:

  • Loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants, for example, Beta-carotene.
  • It is an affluent source of dietary fiber.
  • Enhances blood circulation and improves kidney functioning.

Helps keep the signs of aging at bay.

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How to Make Hottalian Giardiniera

  1. Gather green and red peppers, jalapeno, celery, carrots, onion, and cauliflower in a bowl.
  2. Add salt and stir well. Fill the bowl with cold water in a quantity that’s enough to cover the ingredients.
  3. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap or aluminum foil and put in the refrigerator. Let it stay overnight.
  4. The next morning, drain salty water from the mixture, and thoroughly rinse vegetables.
  5. Take a bowl and blend in garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and olives. Mix thoroughly.
  6.  Merge with the vegetable mixture prepared and then cover and refrigerate for 2 days before it is ready to use.
  7. Put on your beef sandwich, sausages, pasta, or pizza topping and drool over!


As famous as it is here, giardiniera wasn't invented in Chicago. It was first prepared in Italy, where it was perceived as blended pickles. It is very useful as it has vegetables in the blend that are healthy for the human body.

As indicated by Jim Graziano, proprietor of J.P. Graziano Grocery Co., which is an Italian import organization doing business since 1937 in the West Loop; giardiniera is the Italian method for safeguarding vegetables from the gardens.

Giardiniera additionally is the name used for a female botanist.

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