Rating: 3.5 stars
53 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 5 star values: 18

This leeks recipe will have you rethinking your go-to vegetable side dishes. Shake that green-salad rut—or shelve the standard broccoli or green-bean side—in favor of our French-inflected Buttered Leeks and Radishes. The dish comes together in half an hour, and involves little more than chopping and sautéing. When shopping for leeks, look for firm, straight stalks with white bases that give way to dark green leaves. Store the onion-like vegetable unwashed in the refrigerator, and wash chopped leeks thoroughly in cold water before cooking them. This preparation, which gets a touch of decadence from butter and chicken broth, doesn’t disappoint.

Kay Chun


Credit: David Prince

Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the radishes and cook another minute. Remove the scallions and radishes from the pan and set aside.

  • Add the leeks, chicken broth, salt, and lemon juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the parsley, scallions, and radishes and toss well.

Nutrition Facts

calcium 60mg; 107 calories; carbohydrates 12g; cholesterol 8mg; fat 7g; fiber 2g; iron 2mg; protein 2mg; saturated fat 2g; sodium 220mg.