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There’s something about the flavor of leeks – a spring favorite here at Muzzarelli Farms – that makes them delicious.

More than just an onion, they contribute a unique flavor to any dish.

A leek is a vegetable that is part of the onion family. They have a long cylinder shape, with the tender light green and white bottom part being the edible portion. The tough green top is typically uneaten. Leeks are similar to large scallions.

Taste-wise, they have a mild, onion-y flavor that is more nuanced and sophisticated than onions.

How to prepare them?

  • Chop off the dark green stems and bottom root.
  • Slice the leeks in half length-wise.
  • Place each leek half cut-side down on the cutting board, then cut into thin slices, resulting in half-moon shapes. (It’s normal to find dirt in-between each layer of the leeks.)
  • Rinse the sliced leeks thoroughly in a colander, then shake dry.

Cooking leeks…

  • Heat olive oil or butter in a skillet over medium high heat, then add the leeks.
  • Cook the leeks, stirring often until they are soft for 4-5 minutes. (Watch when cooking as they can easily get browned if too hot!)

Once you’re finished cooking, leeks can be added to a variety of dishes, including a creamy leek soup, lentil soup, stuffing and more!

Muzzarelli Farms is open May through November and carries leeks and other onions. Click here to learn more about our farm market.