Leeks

Leeks are alliums like onions and garlic. Rather than forming a tight bulb like the onion, the leek produces a long cylinder of bundled leaf sheaths. The white and light green portions of the leek and most often used, as the dark green portion has much less flavor and can be starchy. The tender flavorful part the stalks is for adding flavor to soups and stocks.

In Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Recipes with Leeks

Spring Greens and Heirloom Sonora Flour Pizza

Elianna Friedman & Amy Nghe, Bay Leaf Kitchen

Asparagus, Leek, and Goat Cheese Strata

Adam Timney, Starbelly

Mashed Cauliflower with Leeks, Kale, and Tomatoes

Charles Vollmar, Epicurean Exchange

Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Baby Leeks

Omri Aflalo, Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »