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Food Substitution List

Food Substitution List. Many people have allergies, food sensitivities, or simply do not like the ingredients in a recipe. Here are some tips on food substitutions you can use.


Apple—Options: any variety, pear, grapes (any type), cherries, blackberries, blueberries
Arugula (Rocket)Options: spinach, kale, watercress

Avocado— Options: roasted veggies (squash, mushroom, eggplant), banana B



Banana— Option: avocado, Mango, Papaya, Pear, Chia seeds, Fresh dates, Nut Butters, Unsweetened applesauce, Frozen fruit, Tofu, Yogurt, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Coconut Cream
Basil— Options: parsley, cilantro, mint
Beets (Beetroot)Options: red cabbage, tomato, radish

Blueberries—Options: blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries

Bok choyOptions: kale, beet greens, dandelion greens, arugula

Broccoli stalk— Options: celery, cucumber, cauliflower
BroccoliOptions: cauliflower, green cabbage, kale, chard

Butternut squashOptions: pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, any winter squash


Cantaloupe (Rockmelon)—Options: mango, papaya, peach, honeydew melon

CarrotsOptions: sweet potato/yam, winter squash, pumpkin, parsnip

Celeriac root— Options: celery, turnip, parsley root, kohlrabi, jicama, daikon

CeleryOptions: cucumber, zucchini, jicama
Cherries—Options: raspberries, strawberries, blackberries

ChivesOption: scallions
Cilantro (Coriander)—Options: basil, parsley
Coconut waterOptions: water, diluted fresh juice
Collard greensOptions: mustard greens, kale, beet greens, dandelion greens, spinach
CranberriesOptions: cherries, raspberries
CucumberOptions: celery, zucchini, jicama


Dandelion greens—Options: kale, mustard or collard greens, beet greens, chard F

Fennel— Options: celeriac root, kohlrabi, jicama, daikon, endive G


Garlic—Option: shallot 

Ginger— Option: zest from lemon, clementine, orange, tangerine, blood orange, star fruit

Green beansOptions: asparagus, kale
Green cabbageOptions: red/purple cabbage, kale, arugula, chard
Green peppers (capsicum)Options: red or yellow peppers, mushrooms


Honeydew (melon)—Options: green grapes, cantaloupe, apple J


Jalapeno (chili pepper)—Options: any other hot pepper, green bell pepper K


Kale (Tuscan cabbage)—Options: arugula, spinach, Swiss chard, green cabbage, mustard/ collard/beet/turnip greens
Kiwi— Options: mango, orange, tangerine, lime



Lemon— Options: ginger
Lime— Options: lemon, orange, clementine/tangerine


Mango— Options: papaya, kiwi


Maple syrup—Options: honey

Mint—Options: ginger, sweet basil O

Onion—Options: garlic, leeks, shallot
OrangeOptions: grapefruit, clementine, tangerine, kiwi, mango, papaya Oregano
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Parsley—Options: cilantro, kale, arugula
Options: turnip, parsley root, celeriac, carrot Peaches
Options: nectarines, plums
PearOptions: apple, celery root, peach, plum, jicama

Pineapple— Options: orange, grapefruit, mango

Pomegranate— Options: pineapple, strawberries
Portobello mushroom— Options: any variety of mushroom, eggplant


Radish— Options: red cabbage, tomato

RaisinsOptions: dried cranberries, figs

Red/purple cabbage— Options: green cabbage, radish, cauliflower, broccoli, radicchio

Romaine— Options: bib lettuce, radicchio, endive, Boston lettuce, green or red leaf lettuce


Shallot (eschalot)—Options: garlic, onion
SpinachOptions: kale, chard, romaine lettuce
StrawberriesOptions: raspberries, blackberries, cherries
Summer squashOptions: zucchini, cucumber
Swiss chard (silverbeet)Options: kale, spinach, romaine, mustard/collard/beet/turnip greens, green cabbage, arugula, watercress


Tangerine—Options: orange, grapefruit

ThymeOptions: rosemary
Tomato—Options: radish, red pepper, watermelon W


Watermelon—Options: red grapefruit, cantaloupe, honeydew, tomato, radish

White wine vinegarOptions: red wine vinegar, cider or champagne vinegar, lemon

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