Healthy Garlic Recipes

Find healthy, delicious garlic recipes including garlic bread, garlic butter and roasted garlic. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Creamy Lemon-Garlic Dressing

Rating: 1 stars 1
This creamy lemon-garlic dressing carries the full flavor of roasted garlic, with lemon juice and Dijon mustard rounding out the flavor.
By Marianne Williams

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

Rating: 4.43 stars 11
Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce.

Chicken & Kale Soup

Rating: 5 stars 5
This easy chicken and kale soup will keep you warm on a cold and rainy day or any day that calls for a simple, hearty soup. For convenience, you can make this soup with frozen kale without the need to thaw it beforehand.

Honey-Garlic Chicken Thighs with Carrots & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 7
In this easy and healthy dinner recipe, sweet and savory baked honey-garlic chicken thighs come with a side of veggies that cook on the same sheet pan as the chicken. The honey-soy-garlic marinade for the chicken does double duty as an irresistible sauce to drizzle over everything. Lining your baking sheet with foil will protect your pan from the sticky honey-soy-garlic sauce, so cleanup will be a breeze too. If you can't find small carrots, cut medium carrots in half lengthwise.

Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 1
We could eat it by the spoonful.
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By Carolyn Malcoun

Garlic Butter-Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Asparagus

Rating: 5 stars 6
This spring-produce-packed one-pan meal makes a healthy and satisfying weeknight dinner. Melted garlic butter coats the salmon and vegetables, adding depth of flavor and richness to the dish.

Melting Cabbage

Rating: 4 stars 5
This velvety cabbage side dish melts in your mouth and picks up the flavors of caraway, cumin and garlic as it simmers in broth in the oven. Serve it alongside roasted pork or chicken.
By Carolyn Casner

Melting Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 9
The name for these spuds hints at their creamy interior. Roasting these melting potatoes at high heat ensures they get crunchy on the outside. Then, adding a little broth at the end allows the potatoes to absorb the liquid, making the insides extra moist.

Garlic Roasted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.55 stars 26
Roasting salmon on top of Brussels sprouts and garlic, flavored with wine and fresh oregano, is simple enough for a weeknight meal yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with whole-wheat couscous.

Ground Beef & Potatoes Skillet

Rating: 5 stars 1
In this healthy dinner recipe, ground beef and potatoes are paired with colorful veggies, including kale, tomato and peppers. Everything is cooked in one skillet, which allows for layers of flavor to build quickly while also cutting back on the number of dishes.
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By John Somerall

One-Pan Garlicky Shrimp & Rice

This one-pan garlicky shrimp and rice dish makes a great easy dinner with easy cleanup. The garlic mellows as it cooks and infuses its flavor into the sweet shrimp and rice in the pan. A squeeze of lemon at the end brightens up the dish.
By Liz Mervosh

Instant Pot Garlic & Rosemary Roast Pork Loin

Rating: 5 stars 7
It's remarkable that a pork roast can be so good so quickly! The gravy is rich and flavorful and the meat is moist and perfectly cooked--using an Instant Pot is a real game changer for pork loin roast.
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Inspiration and Ideas

18 Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings with Garlic
Garlic adds a savory and spicy flavor to any dressing and pairs well with other ingredients like lemon and Dijon mustard.
16 Garlicky Shrimp Dinners You'll Want to Make Forever
These recipes combine quick-cooking shrimp with the powerful flavor of fresh garlic for a delicious dinner you'll want to make again and again.
Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup
Rating: 3.9 stars
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Like most soups, this Moroccan lentil soup recipe gets better with time as the complex seasonings have time to develop. Make it a day ahead if you can--this easy slow cooker/crock pot recipe variation makes it a cinch to get the soup cooking while you do other things.