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It’s Leek Season! 4 Recipes to Try

It’s leek season, and there are so many ways to enjoy this savory, mild, slightly sweet seasonal veggie. Be sure to clean them well before you cook with them, as leeks tend to contain a good bit of sandy grit within their layers (the best way to clean leeks thoroughly is to rinse whole leeks as well as you can, pat them dry, slice off the root, then slice the white part of the leek into 1/2 inch rounds. Compost or discard the remaining tough green part. Place the white rounds into a large bowl, then cover with cold water and allow to sit for about five minutes (the sandy grit will fall to the bottom of the bowl). Remove the white leeks to a towel or paper towel and pat dry.)

1. Potato Leek Soup (pictured above)

2. Savory Lentil Stew with Leeks and Rosemary

3. Spring Leek and White Bean Stew

4. Spring Leek Cassoulet

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Liz Fetchin.

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