Ingredient Conversion Chart: Fresh vs Dry

I don’t know about you but I always find myself wondering how much of a dried ingredient or spice I can use in place of a fresh one and vice versa. For that very reason I got the approval to go ahead with a giant conversion chart for all those instances.

It gets to be a big pain in the ass when you have to keep searching for how much one clove of fresh garlic is equal to when using garlic powder for example. Now this will be an on going battle so feel free to join in. Post any of your most common spice and ingredient conversions in the comments and I’ll make sure to add it to our master list.

So in the future none of us will need to search endlessly for the answer. So remember to bookmark this and of course share it with your friends who love to cook!

Fresh to Dry Ingredients and Spice Conversions

A safe method of converting herbs and spices from fresh to dried is by using the following ratio:

1 Teaspoon of Dried or Powdered is equal to 1 Tablespoon of Fresh.

Now on to the list!

Garlic is one of the most popular ingredients used to enhance the flavor of endless amounts of dishes. Now you can convert fresh to powdered garlic with ease.

  • 1 Small Clove = 1/8th Tsp.
  • 1 Medium Clove = 1/4 Tsp.
  • 1 Large Clove = 1/2 Tsp.

Ginger which is known for it’s spicy and pungent flavor is another culprit when it comes to finding yourself with none of the fresh stuff on hand.

  • 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Ginger = 1/2 Tsp. of Ground

Nutmeg has been described as everything from sweet to spicy and everything in between but one thing that is easy to understand is the conversion between fresh and ground. Many may know this one but it’s better safe than sorry, so it’s on the list!

  • 3/4 Tsp. Freshly Grated = 1 Tsp. of Nutmeg Powder

Onion is an essential ingredient in so many dishes but how many times have we been in the midst of getting a recipe going and then… BOOM! — no onions around. In a pinch just substitute the good ole’ onion powder for the real thing.

  • 1 Small to Medium Onion = 1/2 to 1 Tsp. of Onion Powder

Parsley the herb that always pops up when you least expect it and when it does many of us find ourselves without the fresh stuff if at all! Now so long as you have some dried parsley on hand you can simply substitute it for the fresh. It may not be as vibrant but it does the trick when it comes to flavor.

  • 1 Tsp. of Dried Parsley = 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Parsley

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