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Giardiniera Relish

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Yields about 2 cups.

  • by Tom Douglas from Fine Cooking
    Issue 80

Giardiniera is an Italian-style mixed pickle that typically contains pearl onions, cauliflower, hot peppers, cucum­bers, carrots, and celery. You can find it in glass jars in the supermarket.

  • 2 cups drained Italian giardiniera pickle
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Stem and seed any whole peppers from the giardiniera and then coarsely chop all the giardiniera. Put the chopped vegetables in a medium bowl and add the olives, olive oil, parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix well.

Make Ahead Tips

The relish can be refrigerated, covered, for up to five days

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per 1/2 cup; Calories (kcal): 160; Fat (g): 15; Fat Calories (kcal): 140; Saturated Fat (g): 2; Protein (g): 1; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 11; Carbohydrates (g): 6; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5; Sodium (mg): 510; Cholesterol (mg): 0; Fiber (g): 2;

Photo: Scott Phillips

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