Garlic is a powerful plant for both your taste buds and your overall health. Some people regard it as a medicine, as it has the potential to reduce blood pressure, reduce the effect of atherosclerosis, and heal althlete’s foot.
For cooking, garlic just seems to make everything better! From pasta and casseroles to salad and veggie stir fries, garlic gives just the right amount of kick without being spicy. Plus, it’s so versatile; with a garlic press, it’s easy to add garlic quickly to whatever you’re making and reap its health benefits. Here are some garlicky recipes for you to try.
1. Rigatoni with Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Sauce
If you’re already thinking about Fall dishes, put this on your to-cook list for the upcoming months. The creamy, roasted butternut squash sauce, veggie broth, nutritional yeast, almond milk, and whole wheat rigatoni make this a comforting dish.
2. Three Mushroom Tagliatelle with Garlic Sauce
Mushroom fans will love this dish. For the main ingredients, you’ll need tagliatelle, shiitake mushrooms, baby butoon mushrooms, chestnut mushrooms and vegan margarine.
3. Green Beans with Toasted Mushroom Seeds and Garlic
The garlic in this green beans recipe makes the dish so much better! Plus, it contains black mustard seeds and red pepper flakes for more kick.
4. Walnut Bread with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic
To make this bread, you fold and knead in the walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic into the dough. Delicious!
5. Wild Garlic Gnocchi in Almond Cream Sauce Vegan
Gnocchi are comforting pillows of dough that work so well with creamy sauces. Try this garlicky recipe with an almond cream sauce.
6. Creamy Garlic Zinger Spread
This spread is perfect to serve at parties. Spread it on bread, raw veggies or crackers.
7. Zucchini Pasta with Pumpkin Seeds and Garlic
The zucchini makes up the noodles while the pumpkin, nutritional yeast, garlic and other spices make up the sauce. This is a great lunch idea.
8. Roasted Garlic Miso and Greens Soup
When you put garlic in soup, the aroma bursts out of the pot when you take off the lid. This soup contains vegetable broth, miso, lemon, red pepper flakes, and two whole heads of garlic. Yum!
9. Steamed Vegetables with Garlic Sauce
If you love Chinese food, then you should try this recipe. Steamed veggies are delicious, especially when paired with a sauce like this. Choose whatever steamed vegetables you’d like.
10. Whole-Wheat Garlic and Herbs Vegan Sandwich Buns
For these sandwich buns, make a garlic and herb mix using thyme and rosemary. You’ll put this mix onto the buns before baking them.
Lead image source: Wild Garlic Gnocchi in Almond Cream Sauce