5 Best Ways to Use Leeks

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Leeks come with a long list of health benefits and they’re known for their sweet, onion-like flavor, but they never get as much attention as their distant cousin. If you’re not sure what to do with them or how to add them to your diet, here are some of the best ideas.


Leeks are commonly used in soups and stews. Boiling turns them soft and mild in taste and that’s the reason why they’re well-known for adding depth to these dishes.

Leeks & Potatoes

Leeks and potatoes are a pretty great combo and potato leek soup isn’t the only dish you can make with both. You can also take your mashed potatoes to the next level with some leeks.


If you don’t mind eating leeks while they’re still raw, adding them to salads is your best bet. They can serve as a great salad topping when thinly sliced.


Pretty much anything can be added to stir-fries if you’re creative enough and that also happens to be the case with leeks.

Grilled and Roasted Leeks

You can get the best out of your leeks without mixing them up with other foods. Simply halve them lengthwise and grill or roast them this way, if you enjoy eating them on their own.