5 recipes with leeks


It is very important to follow a Variety feeding, and the leek is a versatile ingredient that can help you achieve it. In addition to its pleasant flavor, this vegetable has a high content of vitamin C, B9 and folic acid. It is considered a very useful natural resource to support body tissues, generate new cells and maintain proper oxygenation of our body.

What are you waiting for to start including it in your diet? Here are some ideas for cooking with this delicious ingredient.

The leek in your kitchen

There are many options to enjoy the leek at your table, sautéed, baked, as a garnish, in cream, grilled, etc. I am sure that from now on you will begin to include it in your diet with this exquisite selection of recipes.

1. Leeks gratin

What can go bad gratin? Nothing in my opinion, which is why this is the first recipe, somewhat caloric, but delicious to eat on special occasions.


  • 8 leeks
  • 100 g sliced ​​bacon
  • 50g butter
  • 200 ml of skimmed milk
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 100 g grated low-fat cheese
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean the leeks well, remove the root and outer leaves.
  2. Take them to a pot with boiling water and salt, let them cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove and drain the leeks, reserve a container for the cooking broth.
  4. Cut the bacon into cubes. Place the butter in a pan and fry the bacon. Add the tablespoon of flour stirring.
  5. Add the milk, and the broth, continue stirring until it thickens.
  6. In a greased baking dish, place the leeks side by side and pour the bacon sauce on top.
  7. Sprinkle the grated cheese and gratin in the oven for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve hot.

2. Vichyssoise

Cream with a delicious world-renowned texture that will be ideal for a special dinner and even with an elegant touch.


  • 3 large leeks
  • 3 peeled and chopped potatoes
  • 50 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 500ml skimmed milk
  • 500 ml chicken broth
  • Salt
  • ground black pepper



  1. Clean and cut the leeks and potatoes into pieces.
  2. Take them to fry in a casserole with the oil.
  3. Add the milk, the broth and let it boil until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Season to taste and blend everything well with the help of a processor or blender.
  5. Serve hot and decorate with a few sprigs of leek on top.

3. Leek and mushroom tart

I propose this simple, very tasty recipe, perfect to make and store in the refrigerator. So you will always have one ready meal fast and healthy.


For the filling:

  • 250 ml low-fat liquid cream
  • 200g mushrooms
  • 1 large leek
  • 1 onion
  • 3 eggs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the mass:

  • 250 g oat flour
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt


  1. Start with the dough, placing the flour in a bowl along with the butter. Mix until you get a sandy texture.
  2. Add the two eggs and a pinch of salt. Knead with your hands and let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Spread the dough in a mold and take it to the preheated oven at 180 °C for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, wash and cut the leek, the mushrooms, the onion.
  5. In a pan with extra virgin olive oil, fry the onion, then add the mushrooms and the leek. Cook over medium heat until all the water is evaporated from the vegetables.
  6. Beat the eggs with the liquid cream and season to your liking. Next, mix with the sauce.
  7. Fill the base of the tart with the mixture and put it in the oven for another 15 or 20 minutes at 180 °C.

4. Leek crepes

Crepes can also be salty, and with this recipe I want to convince you to try them with leeks.


  • 2 leeks
  • low fat cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g of almond flour
  • ¼ liter of skimmed milk
  • 20g butter
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Beat the eggs and add the flour, milk, two tablespoons of oil and a pinch of salt. Mix in the blender until you get a homogeneous mass.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan, pour in a ladle of batter and spread it out.
  3. Let cook for 1 minute and flip so that it is done on the other side. Repeat the same operation with the rest of the dough.
  4. Clean the leeks, cut them and put them to cook in a pan with oil. Season them with salt.
  5. Place a portion of leeks and a few bits of cheese on one side of each crepe, fold and serve.

sautéed leeks

Chicken in leek sauce

With few ingredients and 40 minutes of your time, you will have a meal that will make you love leeks as much as I do.


  • 8 medium chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 medium leeks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 100 grams of light cream cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Cut the onion into cubes and fry it with a little oil. When golden, add the cleaned and sliced ​​leeks.
  2. Stir until the leek softens
  3. Then add the chicken in pieces, mix and season.
  4. Cover and cook over medium to low heat for approximately 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once they are cooked, remove from the heat and add the cream cheese. Stir very well until all the ingredients are integrated.
  6. Serve with quinoa, white rice, or stir-fried vegetables.

Do you like leek? What other leek recipe do you know? I hope you prepare these recipes and take advantage of the rich flavor of this vegetable.


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