They look like scallions on steroids, and they certainly pack big flavor. Leeks are members of the onion and garlic family. Some of you may agree that they are a pain to clean, but we promise you it’s well worth the effort. Here are nine recipes that will encourage you to start scrubbing away.
Potato leek soup should be one of the top 10 soups of all time. But giving it a run for its money is this recipe from Gourmet Traveller for buttery leek soup. The croutons are made with sourdough bread, lending it a rustic quality.
Cooking Light featured this recipe, which combines pasta with a lemony leek mixture for results that are as hearty as they are refreshing.
We are firm believers that you can combine nearly any vegetable with orzo and have fantastic results. So please pardon our bias when this recipe from The Kitchn got our stomachs growling.
If you’re a newbie, don’t let the name of this dish featured on Saveur intimidate you into thinking you can’t make it! It’s a leek and herb frittata and we swear you won’t be sorry. Yum!
A savory bread pudding may not resonate with everyone, but if you’re willing to try something a bit different, we think this recipe from Arctic Garden Studio is a good place to start. Just look at how gorgeous it looks!
Did somebody say hot cakes? Check out this bold recipe featured on No Desserts.
This recipe from Blue Kitchen may be our favorite one in this roundup. The leek isn’t merely chopped up and sautéed or relegated to being nothing more than garnish. Move over typical side dishes. Leeks just made our plates interesting.
We couldn’t resist including this delightful medley of onions, rice and lentils from Holy Cow. The Lebanese dish is also vegan friendly, which is nice.
And rounding out this savory roundup is Martha Stewart’s recipe for scalloped potatoes and leeks. If ever there were a dish to use leeks in place of regular onions, this one (and anything gratin) is it.