Giardiniera Salad #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper our mission was to make a Tapas dish.  Well, I’ll be honest with you, I had no clue what Tapas was.  So what does one do when you don’t have a clue?  Google it!  I found out that Tapas are Spanish appetizers that are covered with something, like olive oil, cheese, vinegar, ect…  So today I decided to share with you Giardiniera Salad.  Fresh, crunchy vegetables covered in vinegar and seasoning.
Giardiniera Salad
Giardiniera is a pretty popular little appetizer. It’s full of vegetables such as carrots, cauliflower, sweet bell pepper, celery and peppercini’s and is covered in white vinegar. This is one little appetizer I couldn’t wait to make, especially since I had an over abundance of vegetables in the fridge. Giardiniera Salad
I remember as a kid my Mom would always buy Giardinier salad as a treat. I loved the celery! It’s still my favorite, next to the peppercini’s. Not only is it tasty and a childhood favorite, but it’s super easy to make too!! All you do is heat up some vinegar, water with salt and pour it over your veggies in sterilized jars. You can also can your jars for having all year, but that really didn’t work out for me. I tried to can them and two of the five jars burst. I think it was because the mason jars were to old or maybe to cold? Either way, I got two sealed jars and I put one in the fridge without sealing it. I swear I never have the best of luck when it comes to canning, and I even took a class. You can check out my Giardiniera Salad broken jar here.

Giardiniera Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 5 two cup jars

Serving Size: 1 jar

Giardiniera Salad

A healthy, tangy Italian snack made with fresh vegetables that are covered in vinegar and seasoned with garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf.

Ingredients

  1. 4 cups distilled vinegar
  2. 3 cups water
  3. 2 tbsp. sea salt
  4. 1 medium head of cauliflower, chop from stem and leave florets
  5. 2 stalks celery, cut in 1/4" slices
  6. 2 carrots, peeled, sliced
  7. 1 red bell pepper, seeded, membranes removed, sliced into strips
  8. 1/2 cup pickled peppercini's, drained
  9. 15 peppercorns, whole
  10. 5 bay leaves
  11. 5 cloves garlic, whole
  12. 5 2 cup sterilized mason jars, with lids

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, bring vinegar, water and salt to a boil. Turn off and let cool for a few minutes.
  2. Add 3 peppercorns, 1 bay leaf and 1 clove of garlic to each sterilized mason jar. Evenly divide vegetables between each jar, leaving an inch from the top of the jar. Spoon vinegar mixture over jar filling it to 1/2" to the top. If you run out of liquid, just pour in some white distilled vinegar or even apple cider vinegar. Make sure you take a spoon or a knife and take out any air bubbles you may have in the jars. Top the jars with sterilized lids. You can refrigerate your jars or you can can them.

Notes

It was hard for me to figure out the calories in this dish, so I broke it down by jar, since this makes 5 two cup mason jars.

Calories per jar: 60, Fat: .05, Cholesterol: 0, Potassium: 593, Carbs: 13, Fiber: 5.2, Sugar: 1.6, Protein: 3.4

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/01/19/giardiniera-salad-sundaysupper/

Giardiniera Salad
The Giardiniera Salad is not just good for snacking, but makes a wonderful addition to antipasto salad or goes great with a sandwich instead of chips and is perfect for munching on while watching football games.

Now be sure to see what other creative Tapas dishes the #SundaySupper crew made this week.

Stay warm!

Toodles,

Jennifer
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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness what a great tapas recipe. I love that you can make it ahead of time!
    Family Foodie recently posted…Chorizo Manchego Toast Tapas #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. This salad is so vibrant and gorgeous. Don’t feel bad, while I had an idea what Tapas were, I was a bit confused on details :) xox
    nicole recently posted…Cheesy, Tortellini Tapas & Spicy Ranch Dip #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Great recipe! Were the jars as full as in the photos above? If so, they look like they may be too full for processing. Try canning them with a bit more headspace, and that may help :)
    Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) recently posted…Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Bites | #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. I love a nice big colorful salad full of veggies!
    Shaina recently posted…Roasted Tomato Basil Flatbread for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Healthy too?!?! That’s my kind of eats! I also am a failed canner. Somethings are just not meant to be! haha
    Amanda @ MarocMama recently posted…Stuffed Green Queen Olives with Garlic Infused Olive Oil for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. This looks like a great thing to make ahead and keep in the fridge. Wonderful addition to a tapas style lunch, which is what I have been doing for the past few weeks.
    Laura recently posted…Smokey Paprika Peppers #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. A lot of the Mexican restaurants here in TX have pickled veggies like this at the table to munch on. They are usually carrots, onion and jalapenos. Very spicy…I would love to see your version on a Super Bowl spread!!
    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) recently posted…#SundaySupper Virtual Tapas Party…Featuring Manchego-Stuffed Spanish MeatballsMy Profile

  8. It looks crunchy, yummy, delicious! HUGS
    Cheryl King recently posted…Krab Filled Avocado Tapas! It’s a Tapas Party for #SundaySupper!My Profile

  9. This is snack perfection!
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) recently posted…Lemon Crumble MuffinsMy Profile

  10. LOVE veggies as a tapa! So healthy and gorgeous colors!
    Samantha @FerraroKitchen recently posted…Clams in Green Sauce (Almejas en Salsa Verde) for Tapas #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. You’re so smart to make this yourself rather than buy it. I like the idea as you can decide what you want more or less of.

  12. Oh Jennifer, next time you are down here we should go for tapas, it is so fun and casual! I love it!
    Shannon R @Killer Bunnies, Inc recently posted…Agave Truffle Recipe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. I absolutely love giardiniera! I generally try to grab those carrots and cauliflower before anyone else because it’s my favorite part.
    Susan recently posted…Roasted Bone Marrow with Citrus Salad #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. I love pickling vegetables! This is a perfect appetizer and a great healthy snack to have around the kitchen!! Pinning!!
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted…Artichoke Heart and Manchego Cheese Spread: #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. I didn’t know what “tapas” were either!! Yummy, healthy salad :)
    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen recently posted…MenestraMy Profile

  16. One of my fave ways to enjoy those veggies!
    Sarah recently posted…Toast Topper #41: Bruschetta Topping – a Tapas #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. This is so pretty. I hope you can link this to What’d You Do this Weekend. Goes love at midnight

    Wishes for tasty dishes.
    Linda
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  18. I’ve always wanted to make some of this. Now I can!! I LOVE giardiniera! #pinning

  19. I love this recipe and all of the colors are so pretty! Can’t wait to give it a try.
    Tammy Northrup recently posted…Low-Carb Salmon Croquettes #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. I’ve always enjoyed giardiniera but only store-bought so far. Love this homemade small batch version.

  21. This is incredible! It is a perfectly healthy Tapas and easy if you make in advance. Love!
    Megan @ I Run For Wine recently posted…Chorizo Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon for #SundaySupper Tapas Party!My Profile

  22. Vinegar and veggies do happily go hand in hand =) And your Giardiniera salad is so cheery and inviting. Japanese cuisine also uses a lot of rice vinegar and veggies, too =)

  23. So healthy and yummy!! I’d definitely have seconds :)

  24. I had never thought of making my own giardiniera! It looks awesome! I use it often, also to make other salads, like Italian Russian Salad, with potatoes and mayo! :-)

  25. Sorry you didn’t have super good luck canning them, but the mix looks delish!
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious recently posted…Black-Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  26. I grew up with a jar of this always in the house! Thanks for sharing, Jen!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted…Tortillita de Camarones (Shrimp Cakes) Tapas #SundaySupperMy Profile

  27. Such a delicious idea for a Tapas party! I love the choice of veggies here too! Yum!
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