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15 Onion-Free Dinner Recipes

You won't find onions or alliums of any kind in these flavor-packed recipes.

<p>Simply Recipes / Photo by Fred Hardy II / Food Styling by Ana Kelly / Prop Styling by Shell Royster</p>

Simply Recipes / Photo by Fred Hardy II / Food Styling by Ana Kelly / Prop Styling by Shell Royster

So many dishes contain onions. But not everyone likes onions, and those following certain diets (such as the low FODMOP diet) need to avoid onions and their cousins in the allium family like garlic, scallions, leeks, shallots, and chives.

Just because these recipes contain no onion or any of its cousins, it doesn't mean they don't have a ton of flavor. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, these recipes are creative and delicious.



Fast Facts

Not all of the recipes below contain low FODMOP ingredients. In those cases, if you are following a low FODMOP diet, you may want to swap out one grain or vegetable for another type, or omit, replace, or reduce dairy ingredients.



Cardamom Honey Chicken

Sally Vargas
Sally Vargas

Simple and delicious. Marinate chicken breasts in honey, sherry, and ground cardamom before searing it on the stovetop and baking it in the oven.

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Buckwheat Crepes with Egg, Ham, Cheese, and Asparagus

<p>Simply Recipes / Sally Vargas</p>

Simply Recipes / Sally Vargas

These buckwheat crepes make a fantastic meal any time of day.

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Lemony Baked Cod With Wild Rice and Fennel

<p>Simply Recipes / Wanda Abraham</p>

Simply Recipes / Wanda Abraham

Fennel may be a bulb, but it's not an allium. A warm fennel salad make a fine contrast to the earthy, nutty wild rice and light, flaky cod.

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Stuffed Delicata Squash with Quinoa and Mushrooms

Sheryl Julian
Sheryl Julian

Red quinoa, sautéed mushrooms, and a drizzle of easy citrus-yogurt sauce deliver tons of flavor.

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Creamy Skillet Shrimp with Corn, Pancetta, and Tomatoes

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Simply Recipes / Photo by Fred Hardy II / Food Styling by Ana Kelly / Prop Styling by Shell Royster

This 20-minute dinner comes together in one skillet.

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Skillet Cacio e Pepe With Wilted Greens

<p>Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe</p>

Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe

Use refrigerated tortellini for this quick meal, and check on the tortellini's ingredients to make sure there's no garlic or onion; cheese tortellini is a good bet.

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Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens

Coco Morante
Coco Morante

This cheesy pizza eschews the issue of garlic or onions in jarred pizza sauce.

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One-Pot Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Capers

<p>Simply Recipes / Alison Bickel</p>

Simply Recipes / Alison Bickel

A pasta dinner that cooks all in one pot? It's like magic.

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Dukkah Spiced Salmon With Lemony Couscous

<p>Simply Recipes / Prerna Singh</p>

Simply Recipes / Prerna Singh

Dukkah, a Middle Eastern seasoning of nuts, seeds, and spices, creates a crust for this easy salmon.

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Sally Vargas | Art Banner Credit: Elena Resko
Sally Vargas | Art Banner Credit: Elena Resko

A vegetarian take on a chicken salad sandwich, this chickpea salad uses canned chickpeas mixed with mayo, celery, mustard, and capers.

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Zucchini-Feta Frittata

Sheryl Julian
Sheryl Julian

With a filling of shredded zucchini, mashed potato, eggs, and feta cheese, this frittata is a delicious breakfast, brunch, or lunch dish. Leftovers are great warmed up or cold.

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Sea Scallops With Asparagus Sauce

Elise Bauer
Elise Bauer

So many seafood sauces call for garlic. This one is puréed asparagus that's been quickly cooked with butter.

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Easy Asparagus Tart With Goat Cheese

Sally Vargas
Sally Vargas

Frozen puff pastry cradles a filling of goat cheese and savory Pecorino.

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Steak Salad with Arugula and Parmesan Cheese

With only five ingredients, you can pretend you are in Tuscany: a grilled steak, peppery arugula, good olive oil, lemon juice, and big shaving of Parmesan cheese add up to a relaxing yet lusty dinner.

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Chicken Piccata

<p>Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer</p>

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

This restaurant-worthy dish is surprisingly easy to make and is a perennial favorite with our readers. If you can't handle wheat flour, try dredging the chicken in tapioca or white rice flour.

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