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Leeks are alliums like onions and garlic. Rather than forming a tight bulb like the onion, the leek produces a long cylinder of bundled leaf sheaths. The white and light green portions of the leek are most often used, as the dark green portion has much less flavor and can be starchy. The tender flavorful part of the stalks is for adding flavor to soups and stocks.

In Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Recipes with Leeks

Spring Vegetable Soup

Pam Mazzola, Prospect

Vegetable Ragout with a Bocanova

Rick Hackett, MarketBar

green garlic soup

Green Garlic Soup

David Kurtz, Homage

Buster's Potato Leek Soup

David Little, Little Organic Farm


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