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🌶️ Basic Pickled Garlic Recipe 🌶️

Learn how to make a delicious and easy basic pickled garlic recipe. Experiment with different spices and vinegar for unique flavors. Ready in a week!

Basic Pickled Garlic

You will need:

  • peeled garlic cloves1 cup of peeled garlic cloves
  • white vinegar1 and 1/2 cups of white vinegar
  • sugar1/2 cup of sugar
  • salt1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • pickling spice1/2 teaspoon of pickling spice
  • red pepper flakes1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes


  1. Start by peeling the garlic cloves. You can make this task easier by lightly smashing the cloves with the flat side of a knife.
  2. Next, prepare the brine. In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, pickling spice, and red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Add your peeled garlic to the boiling brine. Let it boil for about a minute, and then turn off the heat. Allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Once cooled, transfer the garlic and brine into a clean, airtight jar. Make sure the garlic is completely submerged in the brine. Seal the jar and store it in the refrigerator.


This is a basic recipe for pickled garlic. Feel free to experiment with different spices or types of vinegar to create your own unique flavor profiles. The pickled garlic will be ready to eat in about a week, but it will continue to develop flavor over time. It can last up to a year in the fridge.

Embarking on the journey of pickling can be an exciting culinary adventure, and our Basic Pickled Garlic recipe is a fantastic place to start. This simple, yet flavorful recipe is a testament to the magic that happens when fresh ingredients meet the time-honored process of pickling.

Garlic, a staple in many kitchens, transforms into a tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy treat when pickled. This versatile condiment can enhance a variety of dishes. Imagine it as a unique pizza topping, an unexpected twist in your pasta, or a flavorful addition to your cheese and charcuterie board. The possibilities are endless!

Our Basic Pickled Garlic recipe is just the beginning. If you're ready to explore more, we've got a plethora of easy and delicious pickling recipes for you to try. From cucumbers to jalapenos, and even fruits, you'll find a whole new world of flavors waiting to be discovered.

Customize Your Pickling Journey

One of the best parts about pickling is the ability to customize your recipes. Feel free to experiment with different spices or types of vinegar to create your own unique flavor profiles. For instance, you might want to try making spicy pickles or even venture into the realm of fermented pickles.

And don't stop at garlic. There are countless vegetables and fruits that can be pickled, each offering its own unique taste and texture. If you have a garden, you might want to check out our tips and recipes for pickling vegetables from your garden. From green tomatoes to zucchini, you'll find a wealth of pickling possibilities.

So, are you ready to dive into the world of pickling? Grab your garlic, gather your spices, and let's get pickling!