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

 Cock-a-leekie Soup (with chicken) from The Domestic Man

Leek Fennel Apple & Walnuts Soup with Turmeric (Vegan, Paleo) from The First Mess 

Hearty Salmon Chowder with Leeks (AIP) from Healing Family Eats

Cleansing Spinach & Leek Soup from Claire Yates (guest recipe on EDP)

Mushroom, Leek & Thyme Soup (Paleo, Gluten-free, Vegan)

Dairy-free Potato & Leek Soup from Eat Your Beats

 

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

Braised Leeks, Peas and Little Gems from The Happy Foodie

Scallops with Leek Confit Puree & Macadamia Crumbs

Leeks in salads

Leek salad recipes

Leek Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette & Egg from Andrew Zimmern

Potato & Leek Salad from Cravings Journal

Ukrainian Lee, Apple & Carrot Slaw Salad from The New Baguette

Quinoa, Leek & Pine Nut Salad from Cotter Crunch

Leeks as side dishes

Leek side dishes

Grilled Zucchini & Leeks with Walnuts & Herbs from Bon Appetit

Cauliflower Leek & Turmeric Fried ‘Rice’ from Whole Life Full Soul

Sauteed Spinach & Leeks from Family Food On The Table

Garlic Leek Mashed Potatoes from Eat The Love

Garlic Pork Steaks With Sauteed Leeks & Green Beans

Roasted & baked LEEKS

Roasted leek recipes

Roasted Leeks with Hazelnut & Bacon Dressing

Caramelised Leek, Fennel & Onion Gratin (Dairy-Free) from Every Last Bite

Roasted Leeks with Lemon & Dill from Jessica Cox

Asparagus, Leek & Pancetta Tart (GF, Low-Carb) from I Breath I’m Hungry

Leeks in a sauce

Leek sauce recipes
30-Minute Creamy Mushroom and Leek Chicken Breasts from Foodie Crush

Paleo Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks & Bacon (AIP) from Meatified

Perch Fish With Creamy Mushroom & Leek Sauce from Taste.com

Pork Chops In Mustard Leek Sauce  by Miguel Barclays

 

In burgers & Meatballs

Leek meatballs & burgers

Apple Leek & Bacon Breakfast Sausage from And Here We Are

Breakfast Pork & Leek Burgers from Comfort Bites

Beef & Leek Burgers with Roasted Vegetables from Miranda Ballard

Turkey Leek Meatballs from I Will Not Eat Oysters

Leek QUICHES & FRITTatAS

Leek Frittata & Quiche Recipes

Potato & Leek Frittata from Uproot Kitchen

Sausage Leek & Spinach Quiche from Paleo Running Momma

Crustless Asparagus Leek & Goat’s Cheese Quiche from The Real Food Dieticians

Bacon & Leek Omelette from By Rosie

In dips & condiments

Leek Dip & Condiments

Guacamole with Leeks & Jalapeños

Healthy French Onion Dip with Leeks and Shallots from Feed me Phoebe

Leekchi (like kimchi) from PBS Food

Charred Leek & Roasted Garlic Hummus from Sugar Love Spices


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

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7 Comments
  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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