About

Leeks

Leeks are one of my favorite type of onions to cook with. Leeks, along with shallots, scallions, ramps, sweet onions and storage onions are all alliums, an offshoot of the lily family. Honestly, onions are one of my favorite things we grow here at Tumbleweed Farm. Pretty much every good dish starts with an onion and leeks just so happen to be one of the best!

Leeks in particular have a wonderful flavor that is quite mild which makes them lovely to pair with simple veggies in the spring like asparagus and peas, and heartier veggies in the fall like winter squash and potatoes. One of my favorite ways to showcase this delicious onion is to make it the star of the show and grill the whole stalk on the bbq and serve it with a simple vinaigrette or herbed butter. Doesn’t get much better than that!

 

Times

Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter

Cooking Options

Raw, Sautéed, Roasted, Steamed, Grilled

Storage Best Practice

In a plastic bag in the fridge for up to 1 month

All Leeks Recipes

Roast Chicken with Balsamic Peaches, Leeks & Thyme

August 02, 2020

Sausage, Kale & Root Vegetable Stew

January 14, 2020

Ham, Pea & Leek Pasta

July 17, 2019

Grilled Steak with Charred Leek & Herb Sauce

July 08, 2019

Steak Salad with New Potatoes & Charred Leeks

July 22, 2018

Zucchini & Leek Socca Pizza

July 15, 2018

Simple Zucchini & Leek Soup

June 24, 2018

Simple Asparagus & Leek Soup

April 29, 2018

Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder with Fennel & Leeks

March 22, 2018

Lentil Mushroom & Kale Stew

February 12, 2018

Smoked Salmon & Leek Frittata

April 20, 2017

Turnip & Leek Soup

March 06, 2017

Celeriac & Leek Soup

January 13, 2017

Autumn Beet Soup with Cashew Cream

October 23, 2016

Zucchini Basil & Leek Soup

July 25, 2016

Swiss Chard, Feta & Leek Frittata

July 13, 2016

Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken & Dijon Tahini Dressing

April 29, 2016

Charred Leeks & Asparagus with Soft Boiled Egg & Sausage

April 22, 2016

Pan Fried Polenta with Mushroom + Leek Ragu

March 08, 2016

White Bean Cauliflower Soup with Bacon Gremolata

March 06, 2016

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Leeks and Toasted Almond Crumble

February 24, 2016

Tumbleweed Farm Potato Leek Soup with Herbed Socca Flatebread

December 02, 2015

Rustic Turnip & Lentil Stew with Garlic-Parmesan Herbed Croutons

October 19, 2015

Kohlrabi & Leek Soup

September 16, 2015

Garlicky Leek & Artichoke Soup with Crunchy Roasted Lentils

April 13, 2015

Sweet Potato Quiche with Quinoa Crust

January 15, 2015

Roasted Potato Leek & White Bean Salad

January 12, 2015

Broccoli & Potato Leek Soup with Lemon & Thyme

March 24, 2014

Fennel, Leek & Pear Soup

January 13, 2014