Substitutions for Fresh Garlic

Category Substitutions
When fresh garlic is not available, there are ways to get the flavor you want. This page is about substitutions for fresh garlic.


Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

Small Garlic Clove

  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic juice
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried garlic flakes

Medium Garlic Clove

  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Large Garlic Clove

  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Extra Large Garlic Clove

  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic

It takes a lot to overdo garlic. Use a generous teaspoon when measuring the equivalencies.
The same amount of onion can replace garlic in any dish.
If using garlic salt, reduce the amount of regular salt in your dish to avoid an over salted dish.

Comment Was this helpful? 1


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

December 28, 2019

My wife can no longer eat tomatoes or garlic due to health reasons, and we really love our pasta and spaghetti. What are good replacements for these in spaghetti sauces and for ketchup?



December 28, 20190 found this helpful
Best Answer

I had to give up tomatoes when I was having gall bladder issues. I would toss broccoli and a little butter (very little) into pasta. Mushrooms also were good in pasta--do a light saute in a very little olive oil and toss with pasta. If she can tolerate cheese a little parm cheese adds flavor. Duck sauce and plum sauce from the ethnic aisle at the store are good in many places where I used to use ketchup. Sending up healing prayers!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 29, 20190 found this helpful
Best Answer

My grandchildren won't eat tomato sauce of any kind. I normally have to make a pesto sauce and when I do this I use some chicken bouillon to make the pesto thinner.


I have also made a white cream sauce that works well for pasta. You can even make a cheese sauce to go over the top of pasta.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 1, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

Sauce Alternatives

"Drizzle cooked pasta with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh oregano and basil. This meal is high in heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Roast a variety of vegetables, such as zucchini, onions, carrots and broccoli, and toss with cooked pasta as an alternative to pureed tomato sauces. Combine cooked pasta with low-fat ricotta or cottage cheese and fresh vegetables, such as sauteed asparagus, as another healthy alternative to traditional pasta sauce recipes."

Very good recipes that I use just because I am not a fan of traditional tomato sauce dishes.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

Food and Recipes Food Tips SubstitutionsFebruary 28, 2013
Coronavirus Tips
Pest Control
Back to School Ideas!
Summer Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-22 09:10:36 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question