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.

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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.