3 Ways with Leek


The leek is such a versatile vegetable to add to almost any savoury dish and it will enhance the flavour as a support act in stews, soups or stocks. Or, its bold, onion-like flavour can stand forward as the hero.

Here are our top 3 ways to enjoy leeks...

1. Caramelised for the perfect side to a roast meal


8 leeks, trimmed, cut into quarters lengthways, washed

40g butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

2/3 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1. Heat butter and oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add leeks. Cook for 4 minutes each side, or until golden.

2. Add 1/2 cup stock. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Cook for 10 minutes, or until tender.

3. Increase heat to high. Add remaining stock and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes, or until leeks start to caramelise. Serve warm.


2. As a Canape

Pair caramelised leeks with goats cheese and serve on lavosh for an instant party crowd pleaser.


3. Or a hearty healthy soup

Leeks love playing a role in your favourite soup! They are the foundation for many varieties such as potato and leek, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower and lentil.


For a simply delicious, quick and healthy broccoli soup:

Simply saute 2 finely sliced leeks with 2 cloves of garlic and a tsp in a little olive oil until caramelised.

Cut a whole head of broccoli into florets. Add to the pot with 5 cups of chicken stock, a good pinch of sea salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

Simmer gently until the broccoli is tender, approximately 10 mins.

Blend and serve.



Ingredients for 3 Ways with Leek

Campbells Real Stock Chicken 1L

$2.99 ea

Chef's Choice Himalayan Pink Fine Salt 300g

$4.99 ea

Colavita Oil Olive 500ml

$9.49 ea

CSR Brown Sugar 500g

$2.25 ea

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3L

$48.49 ea