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Overhead view of a mason jar full of whole garlic cloves in oil.

How To Preserve Garlic

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups garlic cloves 1x
  • Category: Homemade Basics
  • Method: Preserving
  • Cuisine: American


How To Preserve Garlic Cloves in Oil to last for months! Along with health benefits and storage tips to keep you stocked with garlic.




  1. Start by peeling your garlic cloves without cutting or smashing them. You want them to be fully intact. Once peeled add them to a mason jar.
  2. Pour avocado oil over the garlic cloves until they are completely submerged then add the lid.
  3. Date the top of the lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.


*Once ready to use, remove however many garlic cloves you need and mince or chop as needed.
*The avocado oil becomes infused with garlic and is wonderful to use in cooking.

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