We have a strong love for the humble leek but as sweet and delicious as they are, they don't tend to get much time in the spotlight. Let's change that and make them the star of the show in this collection of Vegan Leek Recipes!
Say hello to vegan leek soups, sides, and main dish recipes, that highlight not only the leek's versatility but also its deliciously sweet, mild, oniony flavor.
Vegan Leek Recipes
Vegan Leek and Potato Soup
Risi e Bisi
Mushroom Leek Pasta
Vegan Pierogi with Potato and Leek
Creamy Leek & Wild Rice Soup
Vegan Fennel & Leek Gratin with Olives & Tomatoes.
Vegan Lemon Butter Pasta with Leeks & Peas
Vegan Mushroom Leek Gratin Mac and Cheese
Fennel and Leek Soup with Mushrooms
Braised Leeks and Carrots with Toasted Crumb
Celery and Leek Soup
Easy Vegan Leek and Tofu Recipe
Roasted Leek Greens Salad
Zucchini Leek Soup
Zeytinyağlı Pırasa Yemeği (Turkish Braised Leeks)
Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Here are a few pointers for what to look for when purchasing the leeks for these delicious recipes:
- Choose leeks that are straight and feel firm. The bulb should be nice and white, and the leaves dark green.
- Look for leeks with a large white and light green bulb area and smaller dark green leaves. This means you'll get more usable leek for your money and less waste.
- Steer clear of leeks with yellowing, flimsy, or dry leaves.
- Thicker leeks can be a little fibrous. Leeks with a diameter of about 1½ inches tend to be the sweet spot for a decent size that is still tender.
Leeks consist of many layers and because dirt gets trapped in those layers it is important to wash them thoroughly.
I start by washing the outside of the leek, then I cut the tough green part of the greens off at about the point where it turns from light green to dark green. Keep these for making stock. Then cut the root end off, and slice the leek in half lengthways. Hold each half under running water and clean carefully between the layers. Then you can slice the leek as required by the recipe you are making.