Fermented Giardiniera: Italian Pickled Vegetables

Fermented Giardiniera - Italian style pickled vegetables

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Giardiniera is a delicious way to preserve summer’s bounty. These Italian-style fermented vegetable pickles can be made hot or mild. Serve them as an antipasta, with cheese and crackers, or use it as a delicious sandwich filling.




  1. Wash and prepare all the vegetables as instructed.
  2. Mix the vegetables and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Pack into a sterilized jar with the herbs. They should be in their tightly, but not pounded in like sauerkraut.
  4. Pour water into the jars, making sure all the vegetables are below the brine. Use a weight to keep the vegetables submerged.
  5. Leave the jar to ferment in a dark location (a kitchen cupboard is perfect) for 3-7 days.


Keywords: vegan, gluten free, keto, paleo, whole 30, probiotic, spring, summer, fall, antipasta, salad