How to Prepare Leeks

Whether you’re adding the veggie to soups, quiche, or pasta, this technique is sure to come in handy.

Follow These Steps

  1. Trim off root end and dark green leaves.

  2. Slice stalk lengthwise.

  3. Hold halves under water to remove grit (if your recipe calls for chopped leeks, skip this step).

  4. Chop into small half-rounds.

  5. Add slices to a bowl of cool water.

  6. Swish slices, letting grit sink to bottom.

  7. Strain pieces to remove excess water.