Jenise wrote:Christina, I've long been a fan of the commercially available pickled 'gardineria' mix and in recent years have taken to making my own version of that with fresh, raw ingredients resulting in something pretty darned close to what you describe here--just chunkier. I've never considered making it something one could spread on bread, so there's a new thought.
The other ingredients I add will vary (though they tend to mirror the stuff in the jars, so cauliflower and carrots are typical), but coincidentially the two anchors that are ALWAYS in the mix are celery and olives. To make it luxurious I sometimes add large boiled shrimp. It's always popular either way--cold, healthy, and guilt-free.