Question: How Much Garlic Powder Can Substitute For (2) Tablespoons Of Minced Garlic?

June 8, 2010


Dolores Dolan's picture

The flavors are really quite different, but my sense is that you would want about 1/8 the volume, so about 1/4 Tablespoon of garlic powder to equal 2 tablespoons of fresh minced. That said, garlic quantity is a very personal thing, so add more or less until you think it tastes good.

Chris Paulk's picture

3/4 tsp garlic powder equals 1 Tbsp fresh minced garlic.
You will need 1 1/2 tsp of garlic powder to equal 2 Tbsp fresh minced garlic.

Curt's picture

To me there is no substitute for fresh garlic. Most garlic powder is years old and tastes like dusty garlic. I use granulated garlic in recipes that call for the dry version.