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Pickled Garlic Recipe
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Pickled Garlic

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"These pickled garlic cloves take a long time, but they're easy to make and are a real treat."

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Original recipe makes 1 pint Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    21 days 1 hr


  1. Place garlic cloves in a medium bowl, first cutting the large cloves in half. Mix in the red bell pepper.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, place the distilled white vinegar and white sugar. Wrap ground dry mustard and celery seed in a spice bag, and place in the liquid mixture. Bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and pepper. Continue boiling 5 minutes. Remove from heat and discard spice bag.
  3. Place garlic and peppers in sterile containers to within 1 inch of the top. Fill with remaining liquid to within 1/4 inch from the top. Seal and store in the refrigerator approximately three weeks before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

i love them they are the best thank you brenda I use the same recipe but add a little jalapeno pepper and they are great

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2010

If you blanch the garlic for 3-4 minutes you don't have to wait a month for them to pickle.

Jun 15, 2005

These have been sitting in the fridge so long, I forgot I made them! I'd been buying expensive pickled garlic cloves at Meijer for a good while when I saw this recipe, so I thought I'd give it a go. I love them! I used mustard seeds instead of dry mustard, because a)that's what I had on hand and b)that's what the Meijer garlics have too. I like slicing them up in salads. Thanks so much, Brenda!

Jan 25, 2004

Very tasty with no garlic breath. A variation could substitute the pepper with a red chili pepper. Asd fresh dill,and red pepper instead of mustard.

Jan 01, 2006

These little gems are absolutely fabulous! I left out the mustard and celery seeds. I let mine sit for about 2 weeks and they only get better with time. I sent a batch to my grandmother for Christmas and she loved them. They are very addictive. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 28, 2007

Excellent recipe! We added lots of peppers and used apple cider vinegar instead of regular vinegar. It gave it a sweeter taste.

Sep 14, 2007

REALLY good! I love them and garlic is so good for you. No icky garlic breath! I added some jalapenos. Fabulous for gifts too.

Mar 09, 2009

Fantastic way to eat garlic. I add soy sauce to taste and reduce salt.


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  • Calories
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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