Everybody's Favorite Superfood: Garlic — 9 Great Recipes

Good-for-you garlic adds delicious flavors to your food

Everybody's Favorite Superfood: Garlic — 9 Great Recipes

Everybody's Favorite Superfood: Garlic — 9 Great Recipes
Tara Fisher

From tomato sauce to stir-friesgarlic is one of the most recognizable aromatics, present in almost every cuisine worldwide. Not only is it delicious, but garlic also holds a place among many other nutritious vegetables and seeds as a superfood.

Baked Garlic

Baked Garlic
Kerry Dunnington

When roasted whole, garlic turns creamy with a slightly sweeter, milder flavor than raw garlic. It tastes great on its own, but you can also spread roasted garlic on crostini or use it to make amazing garlic mashed potatoes.

Chicken Breasts with Garlic Spinach

Chicken Breasts with Garlic Spinach
Dan Jones

Garlic and chiles add lots of flavor (without unnecessary fat) to spinach in this healthy chicken meal.

Easy DIY Garlic Knots

Easy DIY Garlic Knots
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Use store-bought pizza dough to make simple garlic knots the whole family will enjoy.

Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn

Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn
Jacqueline Whitehart

Infuse garlic into oil to make stovetop popcorn, a quick and flavorful snack that won’t wreck your diet.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Add garlic to mashed potatoes for an easy, healthy flavor boost. This recipe calls for raw, minced garlic, which will add a nice, slightly spicy kick, but you can substitute with some creamy, mild roasted garlic.

Mussels Cooked with Cream, Chorizo, Garlic, and Flat-Leaf Parsley

Mussels Cooked with Cream, Chorizo, Garlic, and Flat-Leaf Parsley
Tara Fisher

Add lots of garlic to the pot with mussels and white wine for a light and healthy dinner; have some crusty Italian bread on hand to sop up the aromatic broth in the bowl.

Oaxacan-Style Peanuts with Chile and Garlic

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Make a classic bar snack at home! Garlic and chiles add flavor and heat to good-fat-filled spiced nuts.

Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus

Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus
Julia Mueller

Roasted garlic kale hummus is a superfood-packed snack you won’t feel bad about serving to kids.

Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, and Garlic

Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, and Garlic
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This simple healthy salmon dinner is ready in just about 15 minutes. Bonus: the good-for-you-fats in salmon keep you fuller longer.