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Spicy Pickled Garlic

Pickled garlic is crunchy and salty with a little bit of sweet
Prep Time5 mins
Pickling Time14 d
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: korean
Keyword: garlic, pickled
Servings: 4
Calories: 89kcal


  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 heads garlic peeled, about 48 cloves, see notes
  • 1-2 tsp gochugaru optional


  • Stir together the 2/3 cup warm water, rice vinegar, and sugar until the sugar dissolves. If you like you can heat it on the stove over low heat then let it cool completely.
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  • Place the garlic and gochugaru (if using) n a glass jar. Cover with the vinegar-sugar mixture and cover tightly. Depending on your jar, you might need to double the pickling solution. Let pickle in the fridge until desired. Pickled garlic usually takes 2 weeks. The garlic becomes more mellow the longer the pickling period.
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If you want to make this with store bought prepickled garlic, skip the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt, and add hot sauce to taste. 


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.9g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 0.01mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 6.4g