Home Cooking

Ingredient Substitutions

Substitute for onions


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 32

Substitute for onions

LauraMichc | Jan 9, 2014 01:43 PM

My mom's digestion has changed over time and now onions tend to upset her digestion.
We do a lot of savoury cooking (roasts, pastas, chili, meat pies, etc) and nearly everything utilizes onions for their dynamic flavours, but we rarely can (we occasionally get to just use a hint, but mom usually still pays for it). And we can often use garlic to a degree, especially based on if we are working that day/the next or not.
Sometimes we can use leeks, as they are not as harsh but it doesn't seem to lend itself to every instance.

Any suggestions? Even if it is a different flavour? Basically I am looking for some general suggestions that will add flavour to a dish, instead of leaving things bland.
(And if you have some suggestions for a similar tast to the onion that would be great, because I'm running low on ideas.


Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound