30 Recipes for Garlic Lovers to Swoon Over

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people.

Garlic! Almost everyone likes it in moderation, but some of us like it in… not moderation. Some of us see other foods essentially as vehicles for getting more garlic into our mouth. Whether it’s roasted, sauteéd, confit’ed, fried, or even raw, it makes everything you cook with it better. And there are SO MANY things to cook with it. See for yourself!

1. Garlicky Leek & Artichoke Soup with Crunchy Roasted Lentils

artichoke lentil soup thing

2. 44 Clove Garlic Soup

clove garlic soup

3. Forty-Clove Chickpeas & Broccoli 

forty clove chickpeas and broc

4. Garlic Dip

Garlic Dip

5. Roasted Garlic Cheese Fondue


6. Garlic Roasted Pecans

Garlic Roasted Pecans

7. Potato and Green Garlic Soup

potato and green garlic soup

8. Garlic Crumb Spaghetti with Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta

Garlic Crumb Spaghetti

9. Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

garlic roasted mushrooms

10. Creamy Crunch Carrot Salad with Garlic

Creamy Crunch Carrot Salad

11. Wild Garlic Tagliatelle with Wilted Greens


12. Lemon Garlic Fava Beans & Mushrooms

Lemon Garlic Fava Beans

13. Garlicky Yogurt Party Dip


14. Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic

chicken with forty cloves

15. Garlic Confit and Homemade Garlic Oil


16. Pork Chops with Sweet Onion Gravy


17. White Wine Garlic Chanterelles

white wine garlic chan

18. Garlic Butter White Wine Pasta with Fresh Herbs


19. Spicy Garlic Tofu in 10 Minutes

Spicy Garlic Tofu

20. Spring Farro Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Spring Farro Salad

21. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

Spicy Shrimp tacos

22. Garlic Roast Pork with Vegetables and Garlic Gravy


23. Herbed Tomato and Roasted Garlic Tart

herbed tomato and roasted

24. Garlic Hummus Crackers (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Hummus Crackers

25. Lemon Garlic Farro with Mushrooms and Spinach


26. Garlic Soup

Garlic Soup

27. Bacon-Garlic Pull Apart Knots & Beer Cheese Dip


28. Baked Garlic Curry Fries

baked garlic curry fries

29. Vegan Roasted Garlic & Fresh Herb Cream Cheez


30. Spicy Dry Garlic Chutney

Dry Garlic Chutney

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  1. that 44-clove garlic soup sounds like a challenge that i will eagerly meet asap. and what a coincidence that just today i took a bunch of pictures at the small-scale farm where i work, and i got one of the beautiful garlic sprouts coming up out of the mulch! they were planted last fall before the first frost and now months later they are bursting forth towards the sun. this is how your garlic begins you guys! behold!

    I MEAN HOW FUCKING MAGICAL. also PSA look out for garlic scape season to start in about a month or so depending on where you live. it is the best time of year for garlic fanatics, but they dont last long so get them while you can. they are incredible.

    • I have a small garden (and big garden plans), and we’re finally not under 6′ of snow, and my garlic babies are growing so nicely! It’s a wonderful way to mark the end of winter. And OMG scapes, so good.

  2. I bookmarked this immediately!
    Someone once told me that there are similarities in the molecular structures of garlic and vaginal fluids.
    She then postulated a theory about Lesbians being garlic lovers per default.
    I have not seen conclusive data towards this end.
    Nor have I yet been able to ascertain sexual preferences in people depending on their culinary tastes.
    Therefore I always remain without comment whenever someone tells me that they love garlic very,very much.

  3. I’m so excited to try all of these!

    My general practice is to double the amount of garlic any recipe calls for, because really, how much garlic do they mean by “2-3 cloves”? That could be a little bit or a lot, depending on so many things. (Unless I’m using garlic from my own garden/from the farmers’ market because that stuff is so much more pungent and flavorful than the grocery store bulbs.) At any rate, I think maybe the-44-clove soup should be an exception to my rule…

    Ooooh here’s a fun garlic-y trick I learned recently: when you’re making lasagna and have extra cooked noodles, cut them up into pieces, put them in a pan with olive oil and garlic, fry them until they’re crispy, sprinkle on some parmesan cheese and bam! You’ve just made the best “chips” ever and cut down on your food waste, easy-peasy.

    • omg i always have such a heavy heart when i throw out those unused lasagna noodles! like, what a waste. but also what am i going to do with two broken pieces of thick wavy pasta. this is such a great idea!
      for a vegan option would you suggest substituting nutritional yeast for parmesan cheese? (i assume yes because adding nutritional yeast is always a yes in my book.)

      • I can’t imagine that would be anything other than awesome! Also I think I made some with just garlic/no cheese and they were delicious on their own.

        (ps I think we might be neighbors! I’m also in Somerville, near Davis :) )

  4. Trying the forty clove chickpeas garlic recipe TONIGHT!!! Or ASAP as I have all the ingredients. I LOVE food and garlic!!!

    BTW the comment about the “lesbians are garlic lovers” is intriguing. Tell me more.

  5. This list is very upsetting. Only bc I LOVE garlic and have recently been disagreed as fructose intolerant. RIP onions and garlic – only the things that I pretty much start cooking all dinners with.

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