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This is Why You Should Be Cooking with Leeks 30 New Ideas ...

By Eliza

Leeks look a little like giant green onions, but they have loads of flavor. You can find leeks year round and they never cost too much. They work perfectly with many other foods, which allows you to make tasty new creations to make mealtime exciting.Are you ready to give leeks a try? Here are some mouthwatering ideas. Enjoy!

1 Super Greens Soup

Super Greens SoupSource: Super Greens Soup - Primal
This green soup is loaded with leeks and other veggies so it's hearty, nutritious and delicious. What more could you ask for?

2 Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks and Bacon

Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks and BaconSource: Paleo Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks
The bacon in this dish balances out the leeks just right.

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3 Potato Leek Soup with Bacon

Potato Leek Soup with BaconThis soup is so good you'll want to eat it all the time.

4 Quinoa and Leek Patties

Quinoa and Leek PattiesSource: Quinoa, Carrots and Leek Patties
These fried and crispy patties are a perfect appetizer. They also taste great on a tossed green salad.

5 Roasted Butternut Squash with Leeks, Bacon and Apple Glaze

Roasted Butternut Squash with Leeks, Bacon and Apple GlazeSource: Roasted Butternut Squash
If you thought butternut squash couldn't get any better, you have never tried it like this.

6 Irish Colcannon

Irish ColcannonSource: Irish Colcannon
This authentic Irish potato dish is heavenly!

7 Vegetable Kugel Casserole with Caramelized Leeks

Vegetable Kugel Casserole with Caramelized LeeksSource: Vegetable Kugel with Caramelized Leeks
This looks like a dinner meal I'd love eating just as much I love making it.

8 Buttered Leeks

Buttered LeeksSource: Buttered leeks
If you're looking for a recipe that lets the leeks shine, this is the one.

9 Leek, Fennel, Apple and Walnut Soup

Leek, Fennel, Apple and Walnut SoupSource: leek, fennel, apple + walnut
You are going to be amazed at how wonderfully the leeks and the apples taste together in this soup.

10 Grilled Salmon with Asparagus, Leeks, and Mushrooms

Grilled Salmon with Asparagus, Leeks, and MushroomsSource: Lilikoi Joy: Grilled Salmon with
Looks like dinner to me! Wouldn't you love to have this tonight?

11 Lemon Frittata with Leeks and Goat Cheese

Lemon Frittata with Leeks and Goat CheeseSource: Recipe: Lemon Frittata with Leeks
Need something to serve for brunch? Here's what you've been looking for.

12 Spaghetti Squash with Sauteed Spinach, Mushrooms, Garlic and Leeks

Spaghetti Squash with Sauteed Spinach, Mushrooms, Garlic and LeeksSource: busyinbrooklyn.com
This side dish works perfectly with grilled chicken or tilapia.

13 Roasted Carrot Leek Soup

Roasted Carrot Leek SoupSource: Roasted Carrot Leek Soup
Isn't the color of this soup delightful? It tastes good too!

14 Carrot Soup Recipe with Leeks and Sauvignon Blanc

Carrot Soup Recipe with Leeks and Sauvignon BlancSource: Creamy Carrot Soup Recipe
Here's a variation on #13 that has wine mixed in. Yum!

15 Leek and Potato Cakes

Leek and Potato CakesSource: Leek and Potato Cakes
Some salt and pepper just before serving is all you need to make these perfect.

16 Leek, Squash and Broccoli Pie

Leek, Squash and Broccoli PieSource: Leek, squash and broccoli pie
I've never seen anything quite like this before! It's a wonderful meal that will impress anyone.

17 Leeks Baked in Cream

Leeks Baked in CreamSource: Porri al Forno (Leeks Baked
This creamy side dish looks so decadent, don't you think?

18 Savory Sauteed Leeks

Savory Sauteed LeeksSource: Savory Sauteed Leeks Recipe
Would you eat this for breakfast? I know I would!

19 Steamed Leeks with Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette

Steamed Leeks with Mustard-Shallot VinaigretteSource: Steamed Leeks with Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette
Here's something fancy to serve at your next dinner party.

20 Baked White Cheddar Leek Dip

Baked White Cheddar Leek DipSource: simplyscratch.com
It's not a party without some dip and this one is perfect.

21 Garlic Leek Soup with Egg

Garlic Leek Soup with EggSource: Garlic Leek Soup with Egg
Whether it's a starter or the main course, this soup is sure to please.

22 Shrimp, Leek and Spinach Pasta

Shrimp, Leek and Spinach PastaSource: Shrimp, Leek, and Spinach Pasta
Leeks and shrimp are perfect together.

23 Caramelized Leek and Bacon Pizza

Caramelized Leek and Bacon PizzaSource: Caramelized-Leek and Bacon Pizza
Looking for a gourmet pizza idea? I think you are going to like this one.

24 Leeks with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Leeks with Lemon Dijon VinaigretteSource: Community Post: 18 Tasty Fall
Here's a summery side dish that you will love eating outside.

25 Pan Seared Salmon with Creamy Leeks

Pan Seared Salmon with Creamy LeeksSource: 80 Breakfasts: Pan Seared Salmon
This is an easy recipe with tons of gourmet flair.

26 Quinoa Salad with Sauteed Leeks and Feta

Quinoa Salad with Sauteed Leeks and FetaSource: Quinoa Salad with Sauteed Leeks
This salad bring together the flavors of all the ingredients just right. It can't be beat!

27 Pork Chops with Leek Sauce

Pork Chops with Leek SauceSource: Pork Chops with Leek Sauce
The creamy sauce here is just right to balance out the texture of the meat.

28 Leek, Potato and Goat Cheese Tarte Tatin

Leek, Potato and Goat Cheese Tarte TatinSource: Leek+Potato+ Goat Cheese Tarte Tatin
You'll feel like you're eating a fine meal in France when you serve this.

29 Leek Bread Pudding

Leek Bread PuddingSource: marthastewart.com
Bread pudding doesn't have to be sweet to be tasty. This recipe proves it.

30 Potato and Leek Galette

Potato and Leek GaletteSource: Recipe: Potato and Leek Galette
If this was on the table, I wouldn't need anything else.

Have you ever cooked with leeks? Do you have any tips?

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