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This week’s (very good) question comes from reader Allie.
Q: My roommate is extremely sensitive to onions. I can't chop or cook them when she's home; or at least, not without asking her to shut herself up in her bedroom for a couple of hours. For that reason, I keep a special eye out for onion-free recipes, but they're a minority by far within my repertoire.
So here's my question for your readers: can you recommend any onion-free recipes - particularly single-dish meals, or dishes that are fairly simple to prepare? (Bonus points for vegetarian recipes.)
A: This is a great question, since I'm sure we all know/love somebody with a sensitivity to/hatred for onions. My own sister is anti-Allium, though she makes exceptions for the minced onions on a Big Mac. She’s weird, that one.
While chilis and stir fries are largely out the window, you might want to add more egg and pasta dishes in your repertoire. Beyond that, some of my favorite onion-free single-dish recipes include:
- Angel Hair Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Sauce
- Elbows with Broccoli and Chickpeas (onion optional)
- Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms
- Bruschetta Chicken Bake
- Orzo with Sausage, Peppers, and Tomatoes
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