Get Fresh with Leeks
Look for leeks with fresh green tops and glossy white ends with rootlets. Store them unwashed and wrapped in a damp paper towel in a sealed plastic bag for up to a week. Prep only the tender white and lightest-green portions, and be sure to carefully clean your leeks to remove any dirt from between the layers!
Crustless Leek Quiche
Creamy brie, goat cheese, tender leeks and just the right amount of heat turns this crustless quiche into an instant hit.
Mushroom & Leek Tarts
These tarts are as beautiful as they are delicious. Earthy flavors are sautéed together for an impressive appetizer or meatless main.
Substitute this dish for mashed potatoes when you're looking for a healthy yet flavorful comfort food side dish.
Leek & Goat Cheese Tart
It'll only look like you slaved away in the kitchen for hours when you serve this tart, but the dough and filling come together in 20 minutes!
Interested in a healthified version of potato soup? This one fits the bill, but tastes just as rich and delicious!
Cook thinly sliced leeks in butter over high heat until browned and crisp. Then, sprinkle them generously on soups, salads and rice. Delish!
Leeky, Creamy Chicken-and-Dumpling Soup
Fresh gnocchi makes this stoup (our word for a stew and soup hybrid) extra special.
Cauliflower, Sweet Onion and Leek Quiche
A frozen pie shell makes this quiche easy; Gruyere and sweet onion make it rich and flavorful.
Leeky Linguine with Shrimp
Linguine is the perfect canvas for garlicky shrimp, fresh lemon and, of course, leeks!
Leek-and-Gnocchi Bake with Three Cheeses and Crispy Prosciutto
This easy, comforting bake is sure to chase the chill away on a cold winter night.
How to Properly Clean Leeks
Step 1: Slice leeks in half lengthwise
Step 2: Fan out the layers
Step 3: Swish in a bowl of water
Pureed Broccoli-Leek Soup
The leeks' sweet, mild flavor works wonders in thick, savory soups like this one.
BLT (Beef, Leek and Tomato) Salad
You'll never look at a BLT the same after having this fancified version.
Tarts are a wonderful option for brunch. They're easy to make ahead of time, and still super impressive!
Sweet Red Chowder with Leek, Corn and Crab
This chowder is full of fresh produce and seafood. The flavor gets more intensified as it sits in the fridge!
Cream of Chicken & Leeks on Buttered Toast
Serve this impressive dish for an elegant brunch. Just spoon the chicken mixture over the toast right before serving.
Chilled Leek and Yellow Squash Soup
The mild flavor and smooth texture of pureed summer squash pairs perfectly with sauteed leeks and cream.