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Kitchen Dictionary: leek

Pronounced: LEEK

plural: leeks


Season: available year-round

How to select: Spring and Fall are the high seasons, when they will be small and tender. Larger and tougher the rest of the year.

How to prepare: Cut off root and tough, dark green leaves. Slice in half lengthwise and rinse dirt from stalk. boil, braise, puree, steam, stew

Matches well with: bacon, bechamel sauce, beets, bread crumbs, butter, cheese, cream, fish, hollandaise sauce, lemon, mustard, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, parsley, peas, potatoes, red wine, thyme, tomatoes, vinaigrette

More Leek Recipes
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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 leek
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 54
Calories from Fat 2 (4%)
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 0%
Potassium 160mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12.6g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Sugars 1.6g
Protein 1.3g 2%

How is this calculated?