Laura's Pickled Garlic


This recipe is great for garlic lovers. Also good for appetizers when served with crackers or bread.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 servings


  • 6 bulbs garlic

  • 4 cups white wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

  • 4 whole cloves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 dried red chile peppers

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon zest


  1. Trim the tops from the heads of garlic. Peel off all but one layer of the outer skin. Set aside.

  2. In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf, chile peppers and lemon zest. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, and continue to boil for another 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand overnight at room temperature.

  3. Transfer to a clean jar. Strain the brine into the jar with the garlic so that the heads are completely covered. Discard the solids. Cover and store in the refrigerator until using. It will keep for 6 to 8 weeks. To keep longer, store in sterile jars and process in a hot water bath for at least 10 minutes to seal the jars.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
0g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 234mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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