Fresh garlic gloves can be pickled using vinegar. Pickled garlic cloves can be safely stored and used in recipes for up to 1 year.
Vinegar does not affect the taste of the garlic clove, but does tone down the flavor slightly. The texture of the garlic cloves remains the same.
Pickling garlic in vinegar also creates a flavorful brine. This brine can be used in recipes and salad dressing for a burst of garlic seasoning.
Pickled garlic cloves can be seasoned with a variety of herbs, including thyme, rosemary and crushed red pepper flakes. For best results, cloves should be pickled in canning jars with sealed lids.