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How to Prepare Leeks

Preparing leeks for cooking is quick and simple! Leeks are great in everything from soups to pastas and side dishes.
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cut leeks, how to prepare leeks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 54kcal


  • 1 leek


  • Cut the top dark green portion off the leek (keep the light green and white part of the bulb). Cut the end of the root off as well.
  • Clean the leek: Start by slicing the bulb into rings. Add the rings to a colander and use your hands to break up the rings and dislodge any dirt that may be hiding. Let the rings drain (give it a good shake). This method and a second method are illustrated with photos within the blog post.
  • Use for any recipe that requires chopped leeks.


  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1484IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg