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Giardiniera Coleslaw (Pickled Vegetables)

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 6 Cups 1x
  • Category: Salad, Side
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Packed with a symphony of briny sensations, this Giardiniera Coleslaw marries crisp cabbage with a medley of pickled vegetables, all lovingly enveloped in a zesty, tangy dressing.



Coleslaw Base Ingredients:

  • 8 cups grated/thinly sliced green cabbage (16 oz.) *
  • 3 ½ cups chopped Giardiniera Mild Pickled Vegetables *

Coleslaw Dressing Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Giardiniera pickle brine *
  • ¼ cup hummus *
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • ¾ teaspoon fennel seed powder (+/-) *
  • ¾ teaspoon dried mustard powder (+/-)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (+/-)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ to 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (+/-)

Other Optional Ingredients:

  • 1/8 teaspoon dried dill weed (optional)


  1. Drain the Giardiniera through a sieve over a bowl to capture the pickled veggie brine, retain 1/2 cup of the pickling brine for the coleslaw dressing.
  2. Pick through the strained Giardiniera and pull out the pepperoncinis (yellow peppers), cut off their stems (discard).  Most pepperoncinis have tiny seeds (if any). If the pepperoncinis have large seeds, remove the large seeds and discard, if desired.
  3. Chop the Giardiniera (pickled veggies and pepperoncinis) into small pieces and place in a large bowl with the sliced cabbage.
  4. Place all the Coleslaw Dressing Ingredients into a bowl (including the 1/2 cup of reserved Giardiniera pickling brine), whisk well until smooth and emulsified.
  5. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw, stir in the dried dill (if desired), mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry. Enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings:  Makes 6 cups