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12 Ways to Use Leeks


Leeks are not commonly thought of as a raw vegetable, but as a cousin of onion, it certainly should be!


9. Mediterranean Leek Salad


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste
  • 3 Large leeks, white and pale green parts, cleaned and sliced thinly crosswise
  • 2 Ripe tomatoes, cored, cut in half horizontally, seeds removed, and chopped
  • 1 Cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/4 Cup kalamata olives (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup fresh parsley, chopped

1. In a medium bowl, whisk lemon and olive oil, along with salt and pepper to taste. Add leeks and toss to coat. Add tomato, cucumbers and optional olives and toss. Transfer to serving plates and garnish with parsley.

Recipe Credit: Mark Bittman,

See Also:
10. Sauteed Leeks and Carrots
11. Roasted Wild Leek Tart
12. Potato, Leek and Asparagus Gratin

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:38AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Love to grill them!

4:26AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

Thank you for the good info and great recipes.

1:15AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013


10:54PM PDT on May 20, 2013

Yes Leeks are very useful! Thank you

7:08AM PDT on May 18, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

4:06AM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thanks for the recipes :) I LOVE leeks!

8:54PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013


3:34PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Leeks are delicious!

11:20PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Love leeks thanks for these

12:41AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

YUM! i love leeks...thanks for all the recipes!

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