National Garlic Day: 10 Garlic-Packed Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

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Today, April 19, is National Garlic Day,” which I’ve just decided is the only arbitrarily designated food celebration I dig more than Macaron Day. I’m a bit of a garlic fiend; a whole bulb seems entirely reasonable to add to pasta for one or two, in my book, and I spent the winter munching raw garlic like some people do Tums. So consider this my ode to garlic (and my ode to avoiding Boston marathon suspect news on social media right now). Ten garlic-heavy recipes to fight inflammation, help your hair and nails and make your mouth water.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Liz Nolan Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth N Brown, health writer, nutritionist, food, vegan, vegetarian, recipes, garlic

Chilled Garlic Soup

For those who take their garlic seriously. GET THE RECIPE

Corn with Chili, Garlic and Ginger

A very easy and very warm weather side. GET THE RECIPE, via Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice

Caramelized Fennel, Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup with Lemon

I think this dish was SEO-optimized for my taste buds. GET THE RECIPE, via The Gouda Life

Garlic Beer Pita Bread

Yes, please! GET THE RECIPE, via The Beeroness

Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing

I usually go for simple olive oil and vinegar on salads, but when I'm feeling fancy I like to dress up my greens with a really easy to make garlic, olive oil and lemon juice dressing. GET THE RECIPE

Garlic & Butter Spanner Crab

Perfectly simple (and heavy on the garlic shoots!). GET THE RECIPE, via My Food Book

Smashed Potatoes with Garlic, Leeks and Artichoke

This comes from my kitchen! Adding artichoke and leeks to smashed potatoes keeps them light, and adding lots of garlic keeps them awesome. GET THE RECIPE

Garlic, Spinach and Mushroom Tarte

A totally-raw recipe from vegan chef Douglas McNish. GET THE RECIPE

Creamy Coconut Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mmmm. I would never have thought to combine garlic and coconut, but it sounds kind of amazing, no? GET THE RECIPE

Sauteed Garlic Lemon Pork Chops with Mushroom and Onion

Class up your pork chops. GET THE RECIPE, via Riches to Rags

Bonus round:

How to make perfect roasted garlic.
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