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Garlic, dill, and pepper is combined in a jar with a brining solution.
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Quick Pickled Garlic Recipe

Pickled Garlic is a quick and easy recipe that simply combines cloves with a homemade brining solution in the refrigerator overnight! The best way to make this is with fresh dill and pickling spice, if you choose.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 108 kcal


  • ½ lb. garlic cloves peeled
  • cup distilled white vinegar
  • cup water
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3-4 sprigs of dill
  • ¼-½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Pickling spice optional


  1. Add vinegar, water, salt, and sugar to a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, whisking occasionally, or until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  2. Add the garlic cloves to a 16-oz. mason jar along with pickling spice, red pepper flakes, garlic, and/or dill, if using.
  3. Pour the warm solution over the garlic and let cool to room temperature. If there is any space left in the jar, pour additional water in until it just reaches the top.
  4. Cover the jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to overnight before enjoying.

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: This is a perfect recipe to make ahead of time! They have to rest at least four hours, but are even better a couple of days later.
  • To Store: The garlic will last in the refrigerator in an airtight jar for up to 3 to 4 months.

Expert tip: Garlic has the potential to develop botulism. This recipe is not shelf-stable, and you must keep pickled garlic in the fridge, and freezing is not recommended.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Pickled Garlic Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Sodium 614mg27%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 154IU3%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.