This month's best
February's best: Leeks
Packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins, the mighty leek can help stave off winter colds. It’s also the perfect partner to potatoes and cheese for deeply satisfying side dishes and suppers.
Our quick and tasty tips:
- Add chopped and boiled leeks to mashed potato with a good knob of butter and plenty of black pepper.
- Try wrapping parboiled leeks in smoked ham, pouring over a bit of white sauce, sprinkling over breadcrumbs and baking until golden brown. Great with bread and butter.
Eat Seasonably Use Them Up Tips for Leeks
Bought too much of your favourite fruit? Not sure what to do with the spare veg in the fridge? Our Use Them Up Tips are a great way to make sure you don’t throw them away.
Love your leftovers … leek and broccoli mini muffins recipe
This recipe is great for using up any cooked green vegetables such as leeks, broccoli, courgettes and spinach left over from another main meal.
Serve these delicious savoury muffins as part of a cooked breakfast, or pop some into your lunch box. This recipe is great for using up any cooked green vegetables such as leeks, broccoli, courgettes and spinach left over from another main meal.
Carol’s Ways to Make Leeks More Interesting
Leek and potato soup
An economical and simple dish. Good, substantial, peasant-style winter food to keep out the chill and sustain you through a long afternoon’s work or comfort you after a hard day. It’s an unusual way of making soup, but it works a treat.