Garlic is one of the most versatile and commonly used ingredients around the world. There are very few dishes that don’t benefit from a garlicky hit but here I’ve been super restrained and chosen just 26 of the Best Garlic Recipes!
It doesn’t matter what I’m cooking, there is always a huge chance that garlic is involved. Sometimes its just a base flavour like in my Chorizo & Butternut Risotto or White Bean Chilli. And sometimes the flavour is front and centre like with many of the recipes below.
Garlic can be mellow and rich or sharp and spicy depending on how you treat it. One of the simplest ways to introduce garlic to many dishes is to make a compound butter. You can go straight garlic or add herbs. I love oregano!
How to Make Garlic Butter
Garlic Dips, Spreads & Sauces
From sandwich spread to dips with chips and vegan pate, garlic crops up with unsurprising regularity in these sorts of dishes. Here are a selection of my favourites.
Simple Plain Hummus (Super Smooth)
Tahini Yogurt Dressing
Smoky Garlic Mushroom Pate – Planet Veggie
Vegetables with Garlic
Bored of boring boiled vegetables? The solution is simple. Add garlic.
Pea Puree with Garlic
Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sesame Tenderstem Broccoli
Maple Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic Butter
Buttery Lemon & Garlic Green Beans
Meat with Garlic
From being park of a marinade, to part of a flavoured butter, mixed directly into the meat itself or as part of the sauce, garlic complements almost any meat. (I don’t like it with Gammon but with bacon in a pasta situation is fine. Go figure!)
Korean Belly Pork
Paprika & Sage Butter Roast Chicken
Chicken Shawarma with Garlic Sauce – Easy Peasy Foodie
Seafood with Garlic
Is there anything more appealing that the words “garlic butter prawns”? I’m not sure there is. But it turns out that you can use it with a multitude of seafood too.
Garlic Mussels On Toast – Fab Food 4 All
Pan Fried Garlic Butter Prawns – Greedy Gourmet
Its the future. Thats what I heard anyway.
Cheesy Garlic Rolls
Garlic Bread & Tomato Bake – Farmersgirl Kitchen
Olive, Garlic & Halloumi Spelt Bread – Tin & Thyme
Garlic Pasta, Rice & Soups
There are some fabulous options here including a great use for black garlic which has a lovely distinct flavour and two entirely different takes on soup.
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup
Garlic Soup – Lost In Food
Garlic & Basil Pasta – Crunch and Cream
Easy Green Rice (Coriander & Garlic)
I had to work really hard to not include another 20 options just in this section alone. But I settled on four.
Classic Caesar Salad
Hot Honey Butter Garlic Sauce
Poached Egg & Garlic Spinach Bagel – Fab Food 4 All
Cheesy Garlic Butter Pinwheels – Crunch & Cream
So now tell me what you favourite garlic recipes are!
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CAMILLA HAWKINS says
I don’t think I could live without garlic. Loving all these recipes! Thanks for including a couple of mine:-)
I know that I certainly wouldn’t want to!
Michelle Rolfe says
I’ll never be attacked by vampires for the amount of garlic consumed in my house!😂 like you it’s essential and pretty much in everything I cook! Thanks for including our garlic soup:-). Michelle x
I really can’t wait to try your soup – it looks immense!
Christina | Christina's Cucina says
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE garlic in any manner! Thanks for including my chips in the list!
More than welcome! I’m yet to come across anyone that isn’t in love with it I think!
Janice Pattie says
What a great resource. I absolutely love garlic and use it all the time, there are a few recipes here I will definitely be making.
I think I could have made a list of over 100 if I’d let myself!
Love garlic, except when I use the knife I’ve just cut garlic with to then cut strawberries – don’t love it quite so much then. But I’m all over those dips and sides. Fab collection and thanks for including my bread.
Ah yeh that is pretty stressful. I eat with my hands a lot too and I always regret doing that after preparing garlic – its finger licking bad!!
Brilliant collection Chloe – thanks for including my tahini sauce
Thanks Mandy! Thanks for having fab recipes that I can feature!
Kavita Favelle says
What a great collection! Making me hungry!
Sorry about that!