How to prepare leeks: Easy & clean

How to prepare leeks: Easy & clean

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Nutrition per serving

Fat0 g
Protein1 g
Carb15 g
  • Leeks are flexible greens

    You’re probably already familiar with other alliums like garlic, shallots, and scallion. Now you can add leeks to your list of greens to enjoy! They are great additions to soups, pastas, pies, and even as bread toppings. You can enjoy leeks raw, fried, boiled, or in soups.. This small guide will get you up to speed on the proper way to cut and clean leeks.

  • How to wash leeks

    When preparing leeks, the main thing to watch out for is the sandy bits in the leaves. Start by cutting off the rooted bottom of the leek and remove a layer or two of the outer leaves. Next, you’ll make a cut lengthwise and rinse well under cold water. Gently pull the leaves apart under the water to get rid of any sandy bits. Give them a good shake and pat dry after the rinse.

  • Best ways to cut leeks

    After cleaning, your recipe will tell you how to cut them. You can either separate the leaves and cut into fine strips, or finely chop them. You can also slice them into fine rings from the main body.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    How to prepare leeks: Easy & clean

You can eat the white and light green leaves. The outer layer is usually too tough to eat, but still great for making stock.


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