Garlic makes everything better! It has a strong, spicy flavor but sweetens and balances out when used in cooking, giving the rest of your meal the perfect amount of flavor. It pairs well with other spices and flavors, and in fact, should be complemented with other spices and seasonings. If you love garlic as much as we do, you’ve come to the right place. We put together 15 plant-based, flavorful garlicky recipes from the Food Monster App!
1. Wonton Bowls with Garlic-Fried Quinoa
Nothing is more fun than serving something up in dinnerware that is edible! These Wonton Bowls with Garlic-Fried Quinoa by Dustin Harder are super easy to make and fun to fill with fried quinoa or anything else you want!
2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Red Pepper and Garlic
Brussel sprouts are brought to life with this delicious Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Red Pepper and Garlic recipe by Rebecca Blackwell! Ten minutes of prep and 20 minutes in the oven is all you need for crisp-tender roasted Brussels Sprouts simply dressed with olive oil, crushed red pepper, and garlic.
3. Creamy Garlic Pasta With Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Tomatoes
4. Curried Carrot Patties With Garlic Tahini Sauce
5. Blistered Shishitos With Garlic and Ginger
Simply sautéed with a little olive oil and salt, this traditional Spanish dish, Blistered Shishitos With Garlic and Ginger by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez looks spicier than it appears. Similar to a green bell pepper, these thin fingerling fruits have a sweet flavor and a mild heat.
6. Jackfruit Tacos With Garlic White Sauce
Try these simple Jackfruit Tacos With Garlic White Sauce by Natalie Martin and Lexie Staten. Jackfruit makes an awesome taco filling because it can really soak up flavor and offers a substantial texture. You can also make a tasty taco bowl by serving the filling and sauce over cooked whole grains and leafy greens. Or just eat the filling on it’s own.
7. Patatas Bravas With Garlic Aioli
Source: Patatas Bravas With Garlic Aioli
8. Garlic Beet Greens
Source: Garlic Beet Greens
This Garlic Beet Greens recipe by Elaine Lander with orzo and cannellini beans is a staple for weeknight dinners. This garlic beet greens recipe with orzo and cannellini beans makes a quick, easy, vegan friendly dinner on a budget.
9. Garlic and Onion Sunflower Seed Crackers
This Garlic and Onion Sunflower Seed Crackers recipe by Taryn Fitz-Gerald allows you to be quite adventurous, by adding herbs, chilli flakes for a bit of heat, and really creating flavors that you personally tickle your fancy. It’s so versatile, meaning you can leave out the garlic and onion flavor and add your own. Freshly ground herbs would be a wonderful addition to this recipe. Think rosemary and sea salt. Yum!
10. Garlic Miso and Onion Soup
Source: Garlic Miso and Onion Soup
An easy Asian-inspired soup with tofu to fill you up. Plain tofu can sometimes be kind of bland (sorry, tofu, but it’s true). In this Garlic Miso and Onion Soup recipe from the Kinda Vegan cookbook, however, the neutral taste of tofu plays well against the miso and garlic. Hooray for an old vegan staple!
11. Raw Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Source: Raw Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Swapping regular spaghetti with zucchini noodles, or zoodles, makes this Raw Spaghetti Aglio e Olio dish by Mariko Sakata a healthy, yet delicious option! Pasta aglio e olio is extremely simple and requires only 5 basic ingredients – pasta, garlic, chili, olive oil and salt! That’s all you need to create this incredible dish!
12. Garlic and Onion Fried Rice, Fresh Sambal and Mashed Avocado
The sambal recipe in this dish is one of many Balinese versions. It lasts forever and awakens any dull dish that needs some extra oomph, and goes perfectly in this Garlic and Onion Fried Rice by Bettina Campolucci Bordi.
13. Zucchini Garlic Cakes with Corn Salsa, Smoky Tomato Sauce and Pumpkin Seeds
Since zucchini’s flavor, texture and color are not particularly intense, you can turn it into so many different things. In this Garlic Cakes recipe by Emily von Euw, it’s used as a base for savory cakes, which pair wonderfully with a tangy salad and sauce. Spinach is a great source of iron, vitamin K and carotenoids (vitamin A), which are necessary for blood health; and all the spices in this recipe have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
14. Broccoli Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Onions and Garlic
This Broccoli Frittata with Garlic by Emily von Euw is an epic breakfast to share with friends or eat all week. Feel free to experiment with different vegetables in the filling: sautéed or grilled zucchini, carrot, fresh tomato, spinach or kale would all be wonderful in here.
15. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Garbanzos and Garlic Sauce
If you enjoy flavorful recipes like this, check out 10 Sweet and Spicy Veggie Recipes That Are Full of Flavor, 15 Dairy-Free Condiment Recipes To Add Flavor to Your Meals, and our Ultimate Guide to Homemade Seasoning and Spice Blends for Flavorful Vegan Cooking!
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