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Pickled garlic? You bet! This simple pickled garlic clove recipe is made by adding whole peeled garlic cloves to a flavorful brine. Use almost any type of clear vinegar—white, red or cider vinegar. Serve as part of an antipasti spread or chop and add to pasta salad, vinaigrettes or stir-fries. Use the freshest garlic you can find to make the best pickles.

EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes; drain. Transfer the garlic to a 2-cup glass canning jar (or other heatproof jar) with a tight-fitting lid.

  • Combine 2/3 cup water, vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns, mustard seeds, fennel seeds and crushed red pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Pour the hot pickling solution into the jar. Let cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours for the flavors to develop.

To make ahead:

Refrigerate for up to 1 month.


2-cup canning jar

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon
14 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 3.2g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 0.5g; vitamin a iu 0.8IU; vitamin c 2.7mg; folate 0.3mcg; calcium 15.4mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 2.1mg; potassium 34.1mg; sodium 12.4mg.

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