35 Fabulous Healthy Leek Recipes

From nourishing soups and salads to comforting bakes, these leek recipes are as fabulous as they are healthy. 

35 Leek Recipes That Are Healthy & Delicious

 

Today I am highlighting one of my favourite vegetables – leek. Like onion and garlic, leeks belong to the allium family but, in my opinion,  they are much more versatile in the kitchen. If you’ve ever only used leeks to flavour a soup or a stock, brace yourself – you’re about to discover amazing new ways to leek it up.

Leeks have very similar properties to the garlic and onion – a unique combination of flavonoids (antioxidants) and sulfur-containing nutrients that provide cardiovascular support. For people who avoid onion and garlic due to their FODMAPs content, the green parts of the leek are okay to use. The green parts have a lovely, green onion and slightly garlicky flavour and can be used cooked or raw.

Otherwise, the whole leek – white, pale green and green parts – can be used, although I often see people discard the green leaves. Leeks can be braised, fried, roasted, boiled, sautéed or sliced thinly and eaten raw in salads. I’ve often thought of leeks as French food but there are many cuisines and dishes that use this vegetable, and of course, it can be used instead of onions.

Covering soups, sauces, salads and drips, here is my round-up of 35 delicious and healthy leek recipes. 

 

Using leeks in Soups

Leek soups

 

Braised Leeks

Braised leeks recipes
Ottolenghi’s Braised Eggs with Leek and Za’atar from The Kitchn
Braised Chicken with Leeks & Scallions from A Calculated Whisk

 

Leeks in salads

Leek salad recipes

 

Leeks as side dishes

Leek side dishes

 

Roasted & baked LEEKS

Roasted leek recipes

Leeks in a sauce

 

In burgers & Meatballs

Leek meatballs & burgers

 

Leek QUICHES & FRITTatAS

Leek Frittata & Quiche Recipes

In dips & condiments

Leek Dip & Condiments


What’s your favourite way to prepare leeks? Share in the comments below.  

35 Leek Recipes That Are Healthy & Delicious
BY IRENA MACRI

About the author: I share tasty recipes, tips, and meal plans to help you get healthier and lose weight. I am a qualified nutrition coach with an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Weight Management. More about me here.

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  1. What a great collection of recipes! We feel leek is so underrated, thanks for doing this and including our hummus recipe.

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