|Leeks whole and sliced|
We will feature a few leek recipes this month and you'll find leeks in our past recipes as well. They are an excellent substitute for onions when cooking, because they don't carmelize and are thus lower on the glycemic index.
Leeks can be sauteed, roasted or boiled like many other vegetables. They are frequently used in soups as well.
With olive oil and garlic, saute sliced leeks until softened but not browned on medium to low heat. Mushrooms saute well with leeks too.
Brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper, leeks can be roasted at 400 for 35 to 45 minutes. You may want to drizzle some water on them from time to time to keep them moist.