Italian pickled vegetables

5
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Home-preserved vegetables are making a comeback. Do the prep now so you can add amazing flavour to your dishes later.

Ingredients

carrot(s)

1 large, sliced

red capsicum

1 medium, cut into 1cm thick slices

fennel bulb(s)

1 baby, cut into thin wedges

celery

2 individual, sliced

cauliflower

1 cup(s), (1⁄4 head), (150g) cut into small florets

sea salt

cup(s), (85g)

peppercorn

1 tsp

fresh bay leaf

3 whole

garlic

3 clove(s), thinly sliced

fresh red chilli

1 whole, sliced

white wine vinegar

1½ cup(s), (325ml)

olive oil

¼ cup(s), (60ml)

Instructions

  1. Layer carrot, capsicum, fennel, celery and cauliflower in a large glass or ceramic bowl, sprinkling with the salt between layers. Add enough cold water to cover the vegetables. Top with a plate and weigh down to keep vegetables submerged. Cover and place in fridge to soak overnight.
  2. Drain. Refresh under cold water and drain. Pat dry with paper towel.Tightly pack vegetables in a sterilised jar with the peppercorns, bay leaves, garlic and chilli. Add the vinegar and oil. Seal. Store in fridge for 2-3 days before using for flavours to develop. Will keep refrigerated for up to 6 months.

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