[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #00adef;”] W[/dropcap]hen my Irishman decided he wanted to try the Low FODMAP diet to alleviate his IBS symptoms, my first thought was ‘How am I going to cook without onions?’ Thankfully I discovered lots of delicious onion substitutes.
So it ended up not being a big problem. Phew.
The Best Onion Substitutes
[in order of preference]
1. Skip it
The easiest and quickest option is to skip the onion. If you’re cooking a dish with a lot of other flavours, you probably won’t notice the lack of the background notes onion normally brings.
Although if your recipe has onion in the title, like French Onion Soup or an Onion Tart, just skipping it isn’t going to work. You need to find another recipe ;)
Adding a handful of chopped chives at the end of cooking works really well for adding complex flavour without onions. I add chives at the end of cooking my bolognese sauce and it works a treat. Also great in things like frittatas or quiches.
3. Scallions / Green Onions
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