This chart is for equivalent measurements for herbs and spices… fresh and dried herbs, fresh garlic, garlic powder and garlic salt, fresh ginger, parsley, and fresh and dried sage.

Ingredient Approximate Equivalent Measurements
Fresh herbs (1 tablespoon finely minced) 1 teaspoon dried 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground
Garlic (1 large clove) 1 1/2 teaspoons, minced 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Garlic (1 small clove) 1/2 teaspoon, minced 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Garlic Salt 1 teaspoon 1/8 tsp garlic powder plus 7/8 tsp salt
Ginger (Fresh) 1 tablespoon, grated or chopped 1-inch piece
Parsley 1/2 tablespoon, chopped 1 sprig fresh
Sage (Fresh) 1 tablespoon, chopped 12 leaves
Sage 1 teaspoon, dried 12 leaves

Common Sage (Salvia officinalis)

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Thanks so much for posting this! I prefer to use garlic cloves, but don’t really feel like running to the store right now , and I have garlic powder in the cabinet.


I’m new to cooking with herbs and spices and find this infomation invaluable. I took your idea and taped it to the front of my cookbook.


I’m cooking Eggplant Parmesan and can’t get out to get the fresh basil so I needed to know the equivalent for the spice because I have dried basil.

I will be posting this list in my cookbook Thanks again Have a GREAT DAY!