What is a Leek?

Learn what they taste like, what parts you eat and more!

What are Leeks?  Leeks are part of the onion family, known as alliums. They're related to onions, chives, and garlic.


What Do Leeks Taste Like? Think of a milder, sweeter onion. Raw leeks are crisp, while cooked leeks are tender and mellow.


Which Parts Do You Eat? Stick to the white and light green parts for the best flavor. Dark green leaves are tougher but can be used in stocks.


Cooking Leeks  Sauté, roast, grill, or steam. Leeks are versatile and take on the flavors of the dish.


What to Make With Leeks From soups and stir-fries to stuffing and pasta, leeks add flavor and depth to a variety of dishes.


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