5 delicious recipes from TikTok that are a garlic lover’s dream

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Who doesn’t love garlic? It’s super flavorful, has tons of reported health benefits and works in so many different kinds of recipes. If you can’t get enough of the flavorful seasoning, you’re not alone. Chefs all over TikTok have created a wide variety of dishes where garlic is the star ingredient. Here are five mouth-watering recipes for garlic lovers.

1. Pickled garlic

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Pickled garlic has become a full-blown TikTok trend for good reason! Not only is it delicious, but it’s also extremely easy to make. To make it, TikToker @myhealthydish simply combines hot water, salt, sugar and vinegar in a jar, then tosses in a handful of peeled garlic cloves. After resting in the refrigerator for five to seven days, the pickled garlic is ready to eat! Many TikTokers believe adding sriracha, thyme and chili pepper flakes is the most delicious way to enjoy this pickled dish.

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2. Garlic curry

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This Pakistani curry recipe, which features whole cloves of garlic, proves garlic is more than just a seasoning. To make it, TikToker @goldengully combines ghee, peeled garlic cloves, chili powder, cumin seeds, chili peppers and water in a pot. He boils the ingredients for 10 minutes, then adds basmati rice and milk and lets the pot simmer for 30 minutes. The result is a soup-like curry full of flavorful garlic cloves. 

3. Garlic confit

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Garlic confit is the ultimate spread. To make it, TikToker @bengingi cooks garlic cloves, rosemary, salt and olive oil in a pan until the garlic cloves are soft. Then he pours the garlic mixture in a jar and adds more olive oil. The cooked, olive oil-soaked garlic is so soft, it spreads onto bread as easily as butter. 

4. Giant garlic knots

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These giant garlic knots are cheesy, buttery, garlicky and delicious. To make them, TikToker @belspies starts by roasting garlic in olive oil. Then they tie strips of pizza dough into knots and top them with melted butter, olive oil, oregano, parsley, salt and grated parmesan. Next, they smash their roasted garlic and spread it on the dough with a bit more parmesan cheese. Finally, they bake the garlic knots in the oven until they’re golden brown. 

5. Garlic beef bites

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This garlic beef dish puts the emphasis on the garlic. To make it, TikToker @tiffycooks seasons bite-size beef chunks with salt, pepper, oil, soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, baking soda and, of course, plenty of minced garlic. Then she slices several more garlic cloves and cooks them in a pan until lightly browned. Once cooked, she removes the sliced garlic from the pan and adds the beef. Once the beef is nearly cooked through, she adds the sliced garlic back into the pan. The result is a tasty beef dish that goes extra heavy on the garlic. 

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