Cooking Ingredient Substitutions

Cooking Ingredient Substitutions

Many of us have started cooking at home, but how do you manage when you can only go to the supermarket every so often? Whenever a recipe calls for an ingredient you don’t have, try these cooking substitutions!

Cooking Ingredient Substitutions:

All Spice (1 tsp) – ½ tsp cinnamon + ¼ tsp ginger + ¼ tsp cloves

Garlic (1 clove) – ⅛ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp instant mince garlic

Freshly-grated ginger root (1 tsp) – ½ tsp ground ginger

Onion (1 cup) chopped – 1 cup chopped green onions; 1 cup chopped leeks; ¼ cup dried minced onion; ¼ cup onion powder

Beef or chicken broth (1 cup) – 1 bouillon cube + 4 cups boiling water

Dry bread crumbs (1 cup) – 1 cup crushed cornflakes; 1 cup ground oats; 1 cup crushed potato chips

Hot pepper Sauce (1 tsp) – ¾ cayenne pepper + 1 tsp vinegar

Sour cream (1 cup) – 1 cup plain or Greek yogurt; ¾ cup buttermilk and ⅓ cup butter

Rice wine vinegar – apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar

Lemon juice – Lime juice, orange juice or half as much white vinegar

Toasted sesame oil – 1 tbsp neutral tasting oil (grapeseed, canola) + ¼ tsp toasted sesame seeds

Oyster sauce – 1 tbsp soy sauce + ¼ tsp sugar

Chili garlic sauce – Sriracha + freshly minced garlic

Fresh herbs (1 tbsp) – 1 tsp (chopped or whole leaf) dried herbs

Lemon zest (1 tsp) – ½ tsp lemon extract; 2 tbsp lemon juice

Corn syrup (1 cup) – 1 cup granulated sugar + ¼ cup water

Honey (1 cup) – 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup water

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