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How to Crush Garlic

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 1 clove 1x


How to crush garlic? Here’s a quick tutorial for how to crush it for use in recipes, or as a step prior to mincing it. 


  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Slice off the end of the garlic clove. 
  2. Place your knife blade flat on top of the garlic. Taking care of the sharp part of the blade, gently smash it with a fist or the heel of your hand. Or, you use the bottom of a ball jar or can of beans to smash the garlic. 
  3. Use your fingers to remove the garlic paper. Then you can mince the garlic or use the crushed clove whole, whatever your recipe specifies. 
  • Category: How to
  • Method: Crushing
  • Cuisine: Garlic
  • Diet: Vegan