Leeks are a type of vegetable that often get overlooked. You may not know a lot about them right now, but soon you’ll be tossing them into every recipe possible and thanking yourself for doing so.
Leeks belong to the allium family, which means they’re similar to onions, garlic, and shallots, with some key differences. Leeks have a mild and sometimes grass-like aroma and can be used in lots of different ways. They grow into stalks and have tough, green outer layers with delicate, white inner layers. The most common part of a leek to eat is the inner layer and any outer layers that are light green in color.
If you’re still unconvinced about joining the leek trend, try these three recipes and you might just decide leeks are your new favorite vegetable.
Potato Leek Soup
This soup is creamy and has that classic flavoring of winter season comfort food. A sampling of the ingredients in this recipe include Yukon Gold potatoes, vegetable broth, a little heavy cream, and of course, leeks. You can prepare several of the ingredients days ahead of cooking time, so it’s perfect for busy families. This vegetarian recipe is a welcome addition as cool, wintry nights begin to set in soon.
This recipe is super easy with only five ingredients. Grab some leeks, kosher salt, olive oil, thyme, and white pepper and you’re ready to whip up this dish. Use it to spice up everything from plain rice to eggs to mashed potatoes.
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Braised Eggs With Leeks
If you love poached eggs then this recipe is for you. This dish can be enjoyed at brunch or dinner. Multiple ingredients in this recipe can be prepared ahead of time for a quick, easy, throw-together meal. It’s both a hearty and nutritious meal with ingredients such as feta cheese, leeks, and spinach leaves. You won’t regret adding this recipe to your top ten favorite dishes list.
We hope you’ve found your new favorite way to enjoy leeks.
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