Garlic Clove to Powder Converter & More

Created by Karolina Wójcik
Reviewed by Hanna Pamuła, PhD and Steven Wooding
Last updated: Jan 12, 2023

Have you ever wondered how to convert a clove of garlic to powder? How much minced garlic is a clove? Or how many teaspoons is a clove of garlic? Our garlic clove converter puts an end to your garlic dilemma, making your cooking easier!

Imagine you're in the middle of cooking a delicious meal – and your whole family is waiting for it – but then you realize you've run out of garlic cloves. Though they might be small in size (and easy to overlook while shopping), they are a powerful source of flavor that some recipes just can't go without!

Don't panic – look around your kitchen instead. High chances are that you can find some other types of garlic – for example, garlic powder or flakes. From there, we've got your back – with our garlic clove converter, you will know exactly how much of it to put in your dish.

What garlic types does the converter cover?

Our converter covers the following types of garlic 🧄:

  • Cloves of garlic;
  • Garlic powder;
  • Granulated garlic;
  • Garlic flakes;
  • Chopped garlic;
  • Minced garlic; and
  • Garlic salt.

How to convert garlic types?

Here's a helpful cheat sheet created by Mark Rogers from Recipes from Dads:

Garlic clove

Approx. conversion measurement

1 garlic clove

1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 garlic clove

1/4 teaspoon of granulated garlic

1 garlic clove

1/2 teaspoon of garlic flakes

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon of chopped garlic

1 garlic clove

1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic

1 garlic clove

1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt

Or use our converter instead, and we will take care of the math for you! 😉

Please note that these are approximate conversion rates, as garlic cloves can vary in size and shape. Still, they should be good enough for the cooking purpose 😊

How to use garlic clove converter?

Using our converter is simple and intuitive: just type in the number of garlic cloves that you want to replace, and we will tell you what amount of other garlic types to use! You can convert one clove of garlic to powder or three cloves of garlic to minced – you name it!

Plus, the converter works both ways, so if you need to use garlic cloves instead of the powder – we can help with that as well :)

You can find some examples in the FAQ section.

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Also, we recommend the cooking measurement converter to everyone even remotely interested in cooking – it can be a true lifesaver! 😀


How to convert 1 clove of garlic to powder?

Garlic powder is a processed, dried form of garlic, so it takes up much less space. To replace 1 clove of garlic, you would need 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Use our garlic clove-to-powder converter for more calculations!

What if I need minced garlic to garlic powder calculator?

We've got you covered! Our garlic clove-to-powder converter is really flexible – it can also serve as a minced garlic to garlic powder calculator. And it will also tell you how many cloves of garlic are in a tablespoon! Just play with it to explore all the options :)

How many teaspoons is a clove of garlic?

1 teaspoon of freshly chopped garlic The answer depends on the type of garlic, though – whether it's fresh or dried.

How much minced garlic is a clove?

1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic. Note that minced and chopped garlic, although both fresh, are a bit different in texture. A "mince" is finer than a "chop" and is most often a result of using the garlic press.

Moreover, if you want to substitute minced garlic with garlic powder – our converter can serve as minced garlic to garlic powder calculator as well!

How many cloves of garlic are in a tablespoon?

There are 3 cloves of freshly chopped garlic in a tablespoon. Note that the answer will be different for different types of garlic – dried, powered, etc.

That's an additional feature of our calculator – it works not only with teaspoons but also with tablespoons and pinches! 😀

Karolina Wójcik
You can convert between all types of garlic – type in the amount you need:
Garlic cloves
Garlic powder
US tsp
Granulated garlic
US tsp
Garlic flakes
US tsp
Chopped garlic
US tsp
Minced garlic
US tsp
Garlic salt
US tsp
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