Fresh Garlic

Fresh Garlic Clove Substitute

Here are a bunch of substitutes for fresh garlic cloves, including some for people who are allergic.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 1 clove
  • Category: Ingredient Substitutions
  • Method: Measure
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Minced garlic, garlic flakes, granulated garlic, garlic powder, garlic salt, garlic chives, ginger, cumin or peppercorns


To replace one clove of garlic, use:

  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp garlic flakes
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic salt (omit 1/2 tsp salt from recipe to compensate for added salt)
  • Garlic chives, chopped (add to taste)

If you’re allergic to garlic, try:

  • ginger
  • cumin
  • peppercorns


The nutrition facts are based on using minced garlic for the substitute.