Garlic powder works in any recipe that calls for dried or fresh garlic. The difference is intensity. Use a light hand and taste as you go when stirring it into salad dressings, rubs, marinades, sauces and stews. Garlic Powder is always made from fresh, whole garlic cloves that have been dried and ground. It brings smooth, balanced warmth and complexity to savory dishes like soups, stews, stir-fries, rubs, sauces and marinades.