Subsitutes for white miso include yellow miso, red miso or one cube of vegetable bouillon. South River Miso Company and Miso Master make soy-free chickpea miso pastes.
Miso is fermented soybeans combined with salt and cultured grains. White miso is actually pale yellow. It yields a sweet, mild flavor. Cooks use white miso as marinades for fish, and in salad dressings, light soups and even desserts. It is not as salty as other miso and ages for the shortest amount of time. Most miso contains grains, so it is not appropriate for people with celiac or those who choose to be gluten-free. White miso is not safe for people with soy allergies.Learn More
Acceptable substitutes for paprika include mild chili powders or a small amount of cayenne pepper powder. Cayenne pepper is traditionally much hotter than paprika, so only a pinch should be used if cayenne pepper is the substitution.Full Answer >
Several spices, including ginger and saffron, are acceptable substitutes for turmeric. Commonly used in Indian food, turmeric is widely available. However, other spices are more likely available in a basic kitchen spice cabinet.Full Answer >
Replace tahini with peanut butter to enjoy the same nutty flavor with a twist, or use sesame oil in its place to maintain the sesame flavor in a dish. While both have a slightly different taste than tahini, they are suitable substitutes that are often times easier to find.Full Answer >
Leeks, shallots, chives, ramps and green onions are substitutes for scallions. Scallions are members of the onion family with small white bulbs and tall, narrow green leaves. When the bulbs of a scallion grow to more than ¾ inch wide, the vegetable is considered a green onion.Full Answer >