Food for Thought
LEEKS

Leeks belong to the onion family of vegetables. They are full of flavonoid antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. A cup of leeks contains a good dose of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Maganese, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Folate. They also contain one-eighth of an adult’s daily potassium requirement, aids kidney function and are known to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol whilst at the same time increase the levels of ‘good’ cholesterol.

Butter Leeks Recipe 
 

Prep: 5-10 mins, Cook Time: 15 mins, Total: 20-25 mins
Serves 4


Ingredients

3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, diced
1 tablespoon black pepper, or to taste

Dash of pepper - cayenne or paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 bulbs of green leeks, chopped
3 teaspoons butter

Directions

 

  • Because green leeks have dirt on the inside, make sure to clean them thoroughly. Chop the leeks into 1/4 in pieces (or size that is desirable), wash and soak in water. Make sure all dirt is removed. Strain the water from the leeks and place in a bowl.

  • Chop the garlic and onions and place in a separate bowl.

  • Heat the grapeseed oil in a pan over on medium heat.

  • Add the chopped garlic and onion to the pan and sauté.

  • Add black pepper to the garlic and onions.

  • Add prepared green leeks to the pan, sauté and stir until cooked.

  • Reduce heat to low, add dash of pepper with butter.

  • Simmer for 3 mins.

  • Let stand for 2-3mins and serve on the side of rice or eat prepared with a meal of your choice.