Secret Ingredients: 10 Easy Food Swaps to Make Old Recipes Taste New!

Want to break out of a recipe rut? Try one of these simple ingredient substitutions to feel like you've got a whole new meal (10 Photos)

Casey Barber on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:15PM

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Secret Ingredients: 10 Easy Food Swaps to Make Old Recipes Taste New!

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Instead of Onions, Use Leeks

They come from the same family of root vegetables, but leeks are the refined cousin to onions’ pedestrian flavor. Less in-your-face and more seductively sweet, leeks can do anything onions can do but with a milder, more expressive taste that was made to match garlic and celery. Substitute one medium leek for each onion in your go-to recipe and watch the magic happen.

Try them in:
Chicken with Apples and Onions 
Savory Onion Tart
Shrimp and Leek Risotto

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