Italian-style pickled vegetables

all details

If you want to see how people express their identity through food, there's no better example than the pickle. It's a way of preserving not only vegetables but also fruit, meat and fish using acid or salt. It is one of the great pre-refrigeration inventions that have taken root throughout the world.

Italian-style pickled vegetables
Photo: Jennifer Soo

Ingredients

  • 4L white wine vinegar
  • 2L water
  • 200g sugar
  • 220g salt
  • 5 whole peppercorns
  • 5 whole chillies
  • 5 juniper berries
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2kg cauliflower, trimmed into small florets
  • 2kg green beans, trimmed
  • and cut into 3-4cm lengths
  • 2kg carrots, peeled and cut into 3-4cm sticks, 1cm thick
  • 2kg small pickling onions, peeled and cut in half
  •  

Method

Place ingredients, except for vegetables, in a large pot and bring to boil. Turn down to a simmer and poach vegetables for 2-3 minutes until tender but still slightly crunchy. Each vegetable will take a different amount of time depending on thickness. As each is ready, remove from simmering liquid with sieve and place in large bowl or plastic container. Once vegetables are done, mix well in the bowl. Distribute into sterilised preserving jars, cover with hot liquid and follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to seal. Alternatively, the vegetables can be stored, under the liquid, in a sealed container in the refrigerator. They are ready to use after 5 days. To serve, simply drain a small quantity and toss with extra virgin olive oil and chopped parsley.

Rate this recipe

Rate this recipe:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate this recipe with 0.5 a star Rate this recipe with 1 star Rate this recipe with 1.5 stars Rate this recipe with 2 stars Rate this recipe with 2.5 stars Rate this recipe with 3 stars Rate this recipe with 3.5 stars Rate this recipe with 4 stars Rate this recipe with 4.5 stars Rate this recipe with 5 stars

Write a review

Thanks for voting!

Write a review

  • Cuisine - Italian
  • Course - Snacks

Reviews

Be the first to write a review.

Write a review

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables

Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with half a star Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 1 star Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 1.5 stars Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 2 stars Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 2.5 stars Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 3 stars Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 3.5 stars Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 4 stars Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 4.5 stars Rate Italian-style pickled vegetables with 5 stars

Error: Please select your rating for 'Italian-style pickled vegetables'.

Error: Please select a rating.

Error: Please enter your review.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your review has been submitted for approval.

Reviews are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Most popular recipes

Promotions

A capital restaurant capitalising on the unique character and flavours of the Canberra region.

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions