7 Flavourful Alternatives For Cooking Without Onions


Garlic and Shallots: These aromatic cousins of onions add depth to dishes without the overpowering pungency. 

Leeks: Mild and sweet, leeks work well in soups, stews, and casseroles as a subtle onion replacement. 

Chives: Sprinkle chopped chives on top of your dishes for a mild, onion-like flavor. 

Scallions (Green Onions): Use the green parts of scallions for a fresh, oniony taste in salads and garnishes. 

Asafoetida (Hing): A pinch of this spice enhances flavors while mimicking onion's umami profile. 

Celery: Finely chopped celery adds crunch and a hint of oniony flavor to your dishes. 

Fennel Bulb: Roasted or sautéed, fennel has a sweet, licorice-like taste that complements many recipes.