Easy Pickled Garlic (Spicy)

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Easy Pickled Garlic (Spicy) is a fun way to preserve fresh garlic in a really simple vinegar brine. It adds the perfect kick of flavor to so many recipes. Really easy to make and it keeps in the refrigerator for up to 4 months.

– 3-5 heads peeled garlic cloves discard any with brown spots – ¼ tsp red pepper flakes or more if you like it spicier – 1 ¼ cup of white vinegar – 1 Tablespoon of canning salt don’t use table salt with iodine


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Cook time: 5 min

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1 jar



prep Time

10 min


Is spicy pickled garlic healthy? There is no definitive answer, as it depends on how much spice you add to the garlic. However, generally speaking, pickled garlic is a healthy food. It is low in calories and fat, and it can help to boost your immune system. Plus, the antioxidants in garlic can help to protect your body against disease.

Why does pickled garlic turn blue or green? There is no need to be alarmed in case the garlic turns a greenish, greenish-blue or even blue color. It’s possible when the garlic is combined with the acidic ingredients to change in color. Garlic could change colors from the enzymes and sulfur-containing amino acids of the combination of the garlic and brine. If the garlic turns greenish-blue or blue, it is safe to eat. What tastes good on pickled garlic? Pickled garlic is a great addition to many dishes. It can be used as a topping for soup, salad, or pasta. It also goes well with meat and fish. And, of course, it’s perfect for adding some extra flavor to your favorite recipe.


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