Incredible Garlic Recipes You’ll Definitely Love


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May 16, 2023
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Incredible Garlic Recipes You’ll Definitely Love

Incredible Garlic Recipes You’ll Definitely Love

From garlic bread to aioli to garlic fries to… vampires, many of us have a love affair with garlic. These garlic recipes make the best of the much-beloved allium, so let’s get cooking! 

Fresh garlic from California is available year-round, so if you don’t see it in your local grocer, ask them why it isn’t available. You’ll want the freshest, safest product for these tasty dishes.

garlic at farmers market farmstand
All of teh ingredients needed to make garlic confit

Where does garlic grow in the U.S.?

California produces virtually all of the garlic grown in the United States. 

When Italian immigrants began to settle California, they discovered that Gilroy was an ideal place to grow many familiar vegetables, like garlic. Before long, Gilroy had gained fame as “the garlic capital of the world”. In recent years, Fresno County has overtaken Gilroy in terms of production, but the pungent aroma of garlic still greets travelers as they pass through the small town.

Now, let’s take a looks at these incredible garlic recipes.

Garlic Bread Recipes:

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Bread

Britney’s Homemade Cheesy Garlic Bread is a hearty sliced loaf slathered with butter, garlic, herbs, and cheese, then baked to crisp perfection. Who doesn’t love a cheesy bread full of garlic and herbs?!

Cheesy Olive Bread Recipe starring California Ripe Olives

Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread

This Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread is sure to be a favorite – no matter who you serve it to! It’s easy, loaded with California-grown flavor, and oh-so-delicious!

Garlic Knots

Our friend Irvin’s buttery and soft garlic knots are easy-to-make using homemade pizza dough or store-bought pizza dough! A quick herb butter sauce is made and brushed over the knots before baking, then the knots are tossed again in the remaining sauce right before serving.

ukraine garlic bread recipe

Pampushky, Ukraine Garlic Bread

Pampushky, sometimes spelled pampushki or known in the singular as pampushka, is a traditional Ukraine garlic bread roll that is often served with borscht, a beet soup. Irvin from eat the Love shares this yeasted bread roll that is brushed with a garlic and parsley infused oil.

Cheesy Garlic Bread Pizza

Classic garlic bread now in the form of pizza! Loaded with bubbly, rich, garlic butter loaded with mozzarella, parmesan, aromatic garlic and fresh parsley. All baked to perfection on a thin, pizzeria style crust with a big ol’ side of red sauce for dipping from our friend Becky of Baking the Goods.

Cheesy Garlic Bread with Artichokes and Spinach

Cheesy Garlic Bread with Artichokes and Spinach

This artichoke and spinach-inspired garlic bread from Husbands that Cook is addictive to eat and dangerously easy to make too! It bakes in just 30 minutes, talk about a winner of a recipe.

Garlic Sauces & Condiments:

Chili Garlic Sauce by Kate Ramos

Chili garlic sauce from California Grown Creator Kate Ramos is made with only five ingredients and is so easy there’s no reason you shouldn’t be making it from scratch at home. The taste is just like Huy Fong sauce!

Chili Garlic Sauce

Easy Garlic Butter Sauce

This super simple Garlic Butter Sauce from California Grown Creator Kate Ramos will transform everything from pasta to vegetables into a drool-worthy dish. Made with vibrant California-grown garlic, lots of fresh herbs, and sweet butter made with real California dairy!

Drizzle garlic sauce on pasta

Try Garlic Confit once – and you’ll start making it all the time!

A slow cook in olive oil at low heat with herbs and spices transforms fresh garlic cloves into soft and spreadable cloves of garlic confit!

Garlic confit about to go into the oven.

Le Grand Garlic Aioli Recipe

This deliciously simple aioli recipe makes the most of fresh green garlic, and is paired with fresh in season vegetables. The recipe comes from Spencer Huey of Spencer Cooks, who is a cook at Chez Panisse when he isn’t sharing amazing recipes and how-to cooking videos online!

Le Grand Aioli recipe shown with seasonal vegetables

Garlic Cheddar Fondue

This amazing, easy-to-make fondue recipe is loaded with California garlic and Real California cheddar – what could be better?

garlic cheddar fondue

Garlicky Mains, Sides & More:

finished bowl of spicy garlic clams recipe

Spicy Garlicky Clams Recipe

This Spicy Garlicky Clams recipe from Spencer Huey makes the most of California grown garlic, and uses lemon, olive oil and wine to make an incredible sauce – plus garlic toast! Be sure to chill the rest of the white wine you cook with – you’ll want a glass (or two) with these amazing garlic recipes for clams and bread.

garlic butter pasta. garlic is grown only in california

Lemon Garlic Butter Pasta with Olives

This Lemon Garlic Butter Pasta with Olives is easy to make and easy to eat. You’ll love the bright, zesty lemon paired with briny olives and a crunchy panko topping. This delicious recipe by Jerry James Stone is both light and rich, and is perfect for a fast weeknight dinner.

Roasted Shrimp with Lemon & Garlic

Roasted Shrimp with Lemon & Garlic

This easy shrimp recipe from G Free Foodie is gluten-free, Paleo-friendly & totally delish. Use the roasted shrimp for an appetizer or to top pasta, salads, or rice for a quick and tasty meal.

This 3-ingredient recipe is ready in 20 minutes, so you have way more time to prepare for other facets of your party.


Roasted Garlic and Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin

Naturally Ella’s Roasted Garlic and Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin recipe is a cheddar/cauliflower combinations that’s easy to fall in love with. While it works on the side (or even for dinner) on a regular evening, this dish is also great to add to your holiday rotation.

garlic noodles from beyond sweet and savory

Garlic Noodles with Shrimp

This dish from Vy of Beyond Sweet and Savory is for the garlic lover!  It is loaded with tons of garlic flavor, bite after bite. Try these Garlic Noodles with Shrimp soon.

Garlic Soup With Roasted Tomatoes and Eggs

Garlic recipes are our friend Aida’s go-towhen she has a cold, and this Garlic Soup With Roasted Tomatoes and Eggs recipe is the best way to eat it. The key is in the broth, which is loaded with garlic and flavor. Then you can add in the slow-roasted tomatoes, eggs, and avocado as we did here or alter it to your personal preference, say with wilted spinach, potatoes, and herbs.

Dessert Garlic Recipes:

To be honest, we only have one garlic dessert recipe. Here it is:

Sensational Garlic Ice Cream inspired by The Gilroy Garlic Festival

Garlic ice cream may seem like a weird flavor combination, but it is actually so delicious it’s famous! Garlic ice cream has a nice, sweet flavor but with just a hint of garlic. Roasting the garlic ensures the garlic has an overall sweeter flavor than fresh garlic which is perfect for this homemade ice cream recipe.

garlic ice cream

Is garlic an herb or a vegetable?

Although garlic, like herbs, can flavor a variety of dishes, it’s technically a vegetable. Raw garlic has a particularly pungent taste and odor, but roasting the cloves whole imparts a sweeter, buttery flavor – which is why this versatile vegetable is used in everything from pasta to ice cream (no, really…you’ve got to try it).

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