Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

A wonderful companion to main dishes or sandwiches... heck, I even like to snack on these! I recall this makes about 1 litre, but I've used several smaller jars *and* just got rid of all of them when we moved, so I'm afraid I can't check it right now. Still, many smaller jars (say, 200 ml jars) are better than one big one. Add a few twigs of fresh rosemary into the jars for added flavour and that final aesthetic touch!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure water, vinegar and salt into a pot.
  2. Add the peeled garlic cloves and boil for five minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from the stove and add the honey, olive oil, lemon juice and the spices, stir to combine.
  4. Divide the cloves into clean glass jars and pour the marinade on top.
  5. Close the jars tightly and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 2 days.
Most Helpful

Cloves are still very garlicy when finished. I tried letting them sit over a week in the fridge and they tasted like slightly flavored garlic.

anteatermiller September 04, 2012

These are really really good. I halved the recipe and used a 4 cup jar (one that sliced peaches originally came in) with great success. Making the whole batch would make a lot and since this was just for me I didn't want them to spoil. These will make a lovely gift any time of the year. Thank you!

invictus May 26, 2010

Good, good, good. Since I live in the good ole' USA I had to convert all of the amounts to cups before starting the recipe. I had a big container of pre-peeled garlic from Costco. I made as stated using the sliced fresh chili peppers instead of the pink peppercorns. This kept in the fridge for about a month while we snacked on the garlic. Yummy mellow flavor. Another great garlic recipe, thanks a lot for posting.

Garlic Chick June 21, 2009