Delicious, Vegan Leek Recipes to Make Right Now

We are at the tail end of peak leek season! Here’s how to
prepare leeks properly for cooking, plus some delicious, vegan
leek recipes.

It's leek season! Here's how to prepare leeks properly for cooking, plus some delicious, vegan leek recipes.

Leeks grow close to the ground, and they are a veggie of many
layers, which means that if you don’t prep them properly, they
can be…sandy. Even the most delicious vegan leek recipes are no
good if you’re crunching on dirt. Here’s how to wash leeks
properly:

  1. Slice them. You can chop them into rounds or
    slice them down the middle, depending on how they’re prepped
    for the recipe you’re making.
  2. Submerge in water. Fill a bowl with room
    temperature water, and plunge those sliced leeks in!
  3. Agitate! Get in with your hands, and shake
    and scrub those leeks to dislodge all of the soil and
    sand.
  4. Rinse. Transfer your leeks to a colander,
    and rinse them well to get off any remaining
    grime. Depending on how dirty they were, you may want to
    drain away the water, rinse, and repeat steps 2 and 3.

Vegan Leek Recipes

Got your leeks all prepped? On to the leek recipes!

Split Pea Soup from Vibrant Wellness Journal

1. Creamy Split Pea Soup
– Leeks get sweeter when you saute them, and they add a
lovely flavor dimension to this hearty winter soup.

Fall Foods to Eat: Leeks
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2. Braised Leeks – We
originally shared this as a Thanksgiving recipe, but it’s a
beautiful side dish to accompany any meal.

3. Roasted Root Vegetable
Salad
– Leeks make this seasonal, massaged kale
salad extra special.

Roasted Vegetables with Leeks

4. Roasted Vegetables with Tahini-Miso
Dressing
– Roasted leeks are the best, and they
really take this simple veggie roast to the next level.

Grilled Leek Quesadillas

5. Grilled Quesadillas with Portobellos
and Leeks
– If it’s warm enough to grill, I can’t
recommend these enough! If it’s not exactly grilling weather,
you can cook these on the stove. Just fry in an oiled pan on
medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side.


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