Allium is the Latin word for garlic, which is fitting, since this plant species of garlicky herbs consists of scallions, leeks, chives, onions, shallots—and, of course, garlic. Alliums are key to enhancing the flavor of almost any meal, including Middle East­­­ern– and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. They can be eaten cooked or raw, and make savory additions to practically everything, from green salads to fried rice. Whether you want to become a master at seasoning with alliums, or need to do something with those chives in your garden, these are the best recipes to showcase them.

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Shallots come from the onion family but are more formed like garlic with the head consisting of multiple cloves. While similar to onions, they are a favored for their milder flavor. Scroll through for a few of our favorite recipes featuring crispy roast chicken and shallots with miso gravy and mashed potatoes with crispy shallots.
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Sweet Vidalia onions can add flavors to a number of different dishes, from dips to sandwiches to stuffings. Try one of these recipes if you can't wait to cook with one of these big, juicy onions.
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Everything You Need to Know About Green Garlic

Here, everything you need to know about green garlic whether you already love it, want to try it for the first time or are a brave vampire who misses garlic and thinks that maybe the young stalks won’t prove lethal (good luck).