Chives have an aroma and flavor similar to sweet onion but are relatively light on the palate. Chives are often used to flavor hearty soups and stews and are popular as a condiment for baked potatoes. We suggest using chives to boost the flavors of dishes that make use of onion and garlic or as a condiment for fish and meat dishes. | Chives are excellent in baked potatoes soups and in fish dishes. Tastes similar to onion.