How to dehydrate garlic

This is much more simple than you might think. A great way to add to your  long-term preservation of food and spices. By removing moisture from fresh garlic cloves, you not only intensify their flavor but also extend their shelf life significantly. This process concentrates the garlic’s taste, making it a versatile ingredient for various dishes. From seasoning blends to soups, sauces, and even homemade snacks, dehydrated garlic offers convenience without compromising on taste.

 

Grinding it up, you can have garlic powder. (made similar to this onion powder)  Embracing this preservation method unlocks a pantry staple that enhances flavors, streamlines meal prep, and allows for the enjoyment of garlic’s health benefits year-round.

 

garlic to dehydrate

I recently purchased garlic at Costco. Very affordable, but there was way more than I would use in a couple of weeks. It was Costco after all.
I decided to dehydrate all of this garlic to preserve it for my long term food storage. It was a team effort to do this only because there was so much of it.

Step 1

First we had to break open the garlic cloves and separate them.

open garlic cloves

 

Step 2

Peel the cloves

Garlic peeler
This little garlic peeler was such a great purchase. Just roll the garlic clove around and it peels it for you!

 

Step 3

Slice the garlic cloves thin so they won’t take forever to dehydrate.

dehydrating your own garlic

I used this mini mandolin.  (There is one similar on Amazon)

 

Step 4

Spread it out on the dehydrator tray. I love my Excalibur. It has been a powerhouse and works as good as the day I bought it 10 years ago. 
Did you know garlic was sticky?
I lost track of how long it was on there. I put my Excalibur on the vegetable setting. I know it was at least 12 hours though.

lay it out on the dehydrator tray
Step 5

Store in an airtight container. I always use canning jars because they seal really well.

results of 5 trays
Finished product.

Seems like there isn’t much there. I always feel that way with my dehydrated veggies too.

Beyond its culinary prowess as a versatile seasoning and flavor enhancer in dishes ranging from soups to stir-fries, dehydrated garlic holds a remarkable array of health benefits. From supporting cardiovascular health and boosting the immune system to aiding in digestion and promoting detoxification, its medicinal properties have long been celebrated in traditional medicine.

The convenience and long shelf life make it an indispensable pantry staple for busy individuals and families seeking to infuse their meals with both flavor and nutritional value. Whether sprinkled onto a homemade pizza or incorporated into a nourishing broth, dehydrated garlic embodies the essence of holistic living, offering a harmonious blend of culinary delight and wellness support. Embracing the power of dehydrated garlic not only enriches the taste of dishes but also cultivates a deeper connection to the natural abundance of the earth, empowering individuals to prioritize both their palate and their well-being on their holistic journey toward vibrant health and vitality

 

 

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