Obscure Vegetables: Leek

What is a leek?

Want something sweeter than onions and a bit more interesting than celery? Grab a leek! And don’t let that hairy stuff at the bottom scare you. This vegetable works really well in soup because it doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors and also contains a variety of great nutrients.


See those hairy bits at the bottom? Chop those off and throw them away, and breathe a sigh of relief. Then, cut off the green leafy part. Out of the entire Leek, you only have to eat the whitish-green part! For most recipes, you need to slice up the white part.
Serving Suggestions

Now you have some celery-like slices of leek on your hand. You can put them on sandwiches in place of an onion, but Leeks taste best in soup. Our recommendation? Try out our awesome Minestrone soup, featuring Leeks!


Nutrition Information

Per serving of 89g:

  • Calories: 54
  • Protein: 1.34g
  • Carbs: 12.54g
  • Fat: .52g
  • Nutrients include: Vitamin K, Vitamin A29, Manganese, Vitamin C17, Folate, Vitamin B6, iron, fiber, magnesium, molybdenum, copper, calcium, and potassium.



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