In the United States, giardiniera is commonly available in traditional or spicy varieties, and the latter is sometimes referred to as "hot mix". Giardiniera is a versatile condiment that can be used on a variety of different foods. We love it on sandwiches and appetizers. In Chicago it is not uncommon to use giardiniera on pizza. Chicago specifically is where we find our inspiration for this recipe because instead of holding in brine, we hold and marinate the pickled vegetables in oil.
1 (50 count) pack petite mixed vegetables
5 black peppercorns