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The 20 Best Garlic Head Recipes of 2023

It’s here – a collection of which recipes readers loved most in 2023! Read on to see which mains, snacks, desserts, sides, and drinks were most-hearted by our community. Which do you think will take the top spot?

I was a bit surprised with a few of the most-popular posts this year. Oftentimes it’s the same few that I see in Google Analytics, but this year brought a few welcome surprises. It’s also nicely spread across the seasons (though I will say, dog content was definitely a reader favorite).

This is a helpful way for me to see what kind of content resonates most, so please leave a comment if you have a specific request or idea!

We’ll go in descending order to leave the surprise for the end.

The Most-Clicked Recipes on Garlic Head in 2023

bowl of creamy sweet corn pasta with basil and tomatoes shot from overhead

Creamy Sweet Corn Pasta with Basil and Tomatoes

Here we have a simple and healthy dinner that’s completely vegan! Adding basil and tomatoes makes this the perfect summer meal.

Reader review: “One of the best recipes I’ve ever made. With all fresh from the farm ingredients. Added parm and leeks and I’m so so happy. 🙃”

cast iron pan with parchment paper and sliced colorful veggie pizza

Vegan Pizza: 15 Delicious Recipes

Try your hand at homemade pizza with these 15 delicious vegan pizza recipes! They’re easy to make and full of classic flavor.

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Pesto White Bean Salad

Looking for an easy packed lunch or picnic side? This Pesto White Bean Salad is a perfect option! It’s ready in minutes and full of fresh, bright summer flavors.

zaytinya brussel sprouts

Crispy Brussels Afelia (Zaytinya Brussels Sprouts)

Make your own Zaytinya Brussels sprouts that taste just like the classic Washington, D.C. restaurant! Crispy, creamy, and full of mediterranean flavor! A healthy side dish that makes for a well-rounded, vegan dinner option.

Reader review: so glad I found this recipe! live in d.c. and am really missing Zaytinya amidst coronavirus closures. excited to make these at home — thanks!

close up shot of vegan sushi rice pudding with pomegranate and rose petals

Sushi Rice Pudding

This is comforting, healthy snack that’s totally vegan and gluten-free! Easily made with short grain Japanese rice, totally customizable, and affordable to make. Cozy up to a bowl now, it’s ready in just 30 minutes!

Reader review: Using sushi rice in rice pudding is such a good idea – this worked perfectly for me!

platter of creamy ottolenghi hummus surrounded by carrots, pickles, onions, pita, and cherry tomatoes with fresh herbs

Authentic Hummus

Make your own hummus the easy way, with pantry staples! This delicious, high protein recipe is a perfect vegan and gluten-free addition to so many meals and snacks. Inspired by my travels and the Yotam Ottolenghi “Jerusalem: A Cookbook,” this Israeli-style hummus recipe will be your new favorite. Dried and canned chickpea options included as well!

Reader review: I was looking for this quick recipe using canned chickpeas and am glad I found it. Thanks for sharing it.

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Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice

This is bright, refreshing, and full of anti-inflammatory ingredients! Ready in just about 5 minutes, it’s a great morning treat that is very hydrating. It’s inspired by the version from Trader Joe’s and no juicer is required!

Reader review: This was excellent and so simple! Thanks so much!

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Lavender Haze Cocktail

This recipe for a “Lavender Haze” Cocktail is refreshing, tart, purple and inspired by Taylor Swift! With floral notes from crème de violette and sharper bites of gin and lemon juice, it’s a versatile, 3-ingredient drink that will be a hit at any spring or summer celebrations.

Reader review: YUM this was the perfect pre-Eras tour drink. My friends loved it, thank you so much!

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The Ultimate California Veggie Sandwich

The California Veggie Sandwich is a classic for a reason! With pesto, hummus, avocado, and tons of crunchy vegetables, it’s full of hearty and nourishing ingredients and West coast vibes. Vegan and easily gluten-free!

Reader review: This was excellent! Will definitely keep this one on hand 🙂

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Beet Carrot Ginger Soup

This creamy Beet Carrot Ginger Soup is super pink and perfectly warming for winter months! Full of cozy flavors and ready in under an hour, you’ll love this simple vegan & gluten-free dinner recipe full of roasted vegetables. It works well for Valentine’s Day!

Reader review: Honestly one of the best winter soups I’ve had in a while. The whole family enjoyed it (even my picky children). More than likely will make it again before the season up.

hand grabbing a slice of fig jam bianca pizza on a wooden table

Fig Jam Pizza Bianca

This recipe is a unique spin on the classic sauceless pie! Made with sweet fig jam, creamy goat cheese, peppery arugula, and truffle oil, this fancy-yet-easy pizza recipe is a showstopper dinner recipe. Vegan options included!

Reader review: Delicious!! So easy

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Sparkling Rosé French 75

This Sparkling Rosé French 75 Cocktail Recipe is colorful and easy to make! A twist on a traditional drink recipe, this replaces champagne with sparkling pink wine for a light and pretty beverage with minimal ingredients.

Reader review: This is our new summer drink! Delicious, refreshing and easy to throw together!!

a bowl of watermelon rind stir fry with rice and peanut sauce

Watermelon Rind Stir Fry

Watermelon rind is fully edible, so enjoy it in this easy weeknight stir fry recipe! It tastes like a cucumber and is perfectly complemented with a satisfying peanut sauce. Reduce food waste and have dinner ready in just 20 minutes!

Reader review: I couldn’t believe how tasty this was – I’m so glad I was able to not throw away all my watermelon rinds! Definitely will be making again 🙂

golden retriever puppy eating a dog birthday cake

3-Ingredient Dog Cake

This is made with sweet potatoes, brown rice, and peanut butter! It’s no-bake, flour-free and a great treat for your furry friend on their birthday (or any day).

Reader review: Hi I am making my first doggy birthday cake and this recipe looks delicious and I think he will truly enjoy it. 

black try with chewy homemade sour patch kids candy on top

3-Ingredient Sour Patch Kids Recipe

This 3-Ingredient Sour Patch Kids Recipe tastes JUST like the original, and is shockingly easy to make! Try them for your own version of homemade chewy sour candy. They’re a healthy and fun sweet treat.

Reader review: I can’t believe how easy this is to make! I’ve always wanted a use for citrus peels and this is such a fun example.

bowl of rosemary garlic braised white beans with a gold spoon and crusty bread

Cozy Braised White Beans with Garlic and Rosemary

This recipe for Braised White Beans with Garlic and Rosemary is the definition of plant-based comfort food! It’s creamy, hearty, full of warming flavors, and ready in 30 minutes. Serve with crusty bread!

Reader review: Absolutely delicious! We had it as a main course, and it was a bit over 2 servings for hungry adults 🙂

white plate with sourdough toast with mushrooms and lentils

21 High Protein Lentil Recipes: The Ultimate Guide

This roundup of 21 high protein lentil recipes features a star of the plant-based space: the trusty lentil! Versatile, cheap, easy to use and SO delicious, you’ll love featuring it in so many recipes. From tacos to soups to salads and more, read on to learn how much protein is in lentils and to see my favorite high protein vegan recipes, with lentils!

glass jar of homemade dog treats on a tray with a spoon of peanut butter

3-Ingredient Dog Treats

An easy homemade puppy snack ready in 20 minutes! Wheat free and full of peanut butter, your pooch will love these simple bites.

Reader review: I have a german shepherd who always has digestive problems with other store brand treats. However he has no problems with these and absolutely loves them! 10/10 will make again

side view of a bowl of frozen yogurt peanut butter dog treats

Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats

This recipe for Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats is made with just Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and water! Blend and freeze in cute molds for a delicious, no-bake, anytime dog treat that is healthy and delicious. Note: Always consult with a veterinarian before feeding your pet something they have never tried.

Reader review: These were soo easy to make, and both of my dogs love them! I just used an ice cube tray, and that worked fine, altho not as cute as the biscuit shaped ones. Clyde, my older Pyrenees, swallowed his first one whole! Wynston licked his until it was gone. This is the BEST dog treat recipe I have come across. 

red clausmopolitan pouring into martini glass out of a silver shaker

Santa Clausmopolitan

This is the most popular recipe of the year! It’s is the ultimate festive holiday drink – a bright red holiday cocktail made with zesty cranberry juice, vodka, and notes of lime and orange. Rim the glass with crushed candy canes!

Reader review: These were awesome! Thanks so much!

Portrait of Emily Meyers, founder of Garlic Head

About the Author

Emily (Frigon) Meyers is the founder of Garlic Head, a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets while saving time and money. She is a lifelong vegetarian and 10+ year vegan. Garlic Head does not focus on labels - it focuses on creating food that everyone can enjoy.

Emily earned a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University along with degrees in Economics, Spanish, and Global Sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been featured on numerous podcasts and websites including The Food Institute, VegNews, Buzzfeed, and the Boston Globe.

Meet Emily here.

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