In my last blog, I mentioned that I’d been making a lot of charcuterie boards, which are fun for parties, appetizers and even, if you’re like me, an entire meal. Charcuterie is a French word for cured or smoked meats, but you can add anything that you like to the board.
I love adding Mezzetta® Italian Mix Giardiniera, a pickled veggie relish, if you will. The acid from the pickled vegetables complements the fats from the meats and cheeses perfectly to balance off your meal.
Giardiniera is a classic Italian relish made up of an assortment of vegetables. Mezzetta’s veggies are harvested at the height of the season in northern California, and then pickled for use throughout the year.
The typical combination includes carrots, cauliflower, celery, pickles, onions and peppers, and they are pickled in vinegar and sea salt.
This side dish, or topping, is low in fat and sugar, and it is also delicious on sandwiches. It comes in a “hot” variety as well, with peppers added to the mix.