In Season: What We're Cooking with Leeks

Last Updated March 10, 2016

From soups to salads, leeks provide a subtle, almost sweet taste that underpins a variety of savory dishes. Mix them into a stir fry or add them to a frittata or gratin. Here are some of our favorite local recipes starring the onion's milder cousin.

Capellini with Lemon, Leeks, and Olive Oil

There’s nothing to match the power and versatility of the mighty lemon, whose juice and fragrant zest elevate all manner of sweet and savory things. In this pasta recipe, the lemon is is the star...

Cod en Papillote with New Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Chorizo and Creamy Leeks

Cod en Papillote with New Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Chorizo and Creamy Leeks
Try this simple yet glamorous twist on the classic New England fish chowder. With your ingredients fully prepped, set up an assembly line and dinner will come together quickly. Be sure to use...

Leek Green and Saucy Shrimp Stir Fry

leek green shrimp stir fry recipe by Garden Betty's Linda Ly
I always cringe when I hear people say they cut all the leaves off their leeks before starting a recipe. They are throwing away perfectly good food and don’t even know it. This recipe starts with...

Walnut-Leek Pâté

Look for local Vermont walnuts, which taste less bitter than the traditional English variety.

Squash and Leek Tart

squash and leek tart
This savory main course can be prepared ahead and served warmed or at room temperature. A mandoline works best here for thin, consistent potato and squash slices. This rustic tart is made and cooked...

Squash, Leek and Vinegar Soup

Squash, Leek and  Vinegar Soup
This sweet and spicy soup will accelerate the metabolism with apple cider vinegar, enhance circulation with chile flakes, boost immunity with leeks and soothe the nerves with winter squash.

Leek Soup with Pancetta and Breadcrumbs

Leek Soup with Pancetta and Breadcrumbs
A simple leek soup can be dressed up with a topping of crispy pancetta and buttered breadcrumbs. This is comfort food at is best and makes a good choice for a cold winter evening.