I have seen roasted leek greens on several plates lately on instagram and since I had a pile of leek greens leftover from making my Creamy Cauliflower Leek Soup I decided to give them a go. I have also had a goal of attempting to roast every veggie I eat, so check this one off my list now😉. These are absolutely amazing and they will be a regular part of my veggie rotation from now on! I roasted them the same way I do all of my roasted veggies….parchment line baking sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt…425 until toasty brown. Give these a go…you will be glad you did!
Toasty Oven Roasted Leek Greens
Leek Greens (use the whites in my Creamy Cauliflower Leek Soup)
- Wash the green portion of the leeks well…this may require some scrubbing as they can be quite dirty inside.
- Pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Slice the leeks to desired thickness…next batch I am going to do thick slices….more chip like…mmm.
- Transfer into a large bowl and drizzle generously with olive oil or your favorite cooking oil.
- Sprinkle with sea salt….I used both Redmond Real Salt and some Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
- Toss to coat
- Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet
- Roast at 425 until they get toasty. This took about 20 or so minutes in my oven. I gave them a quick stir after 10 mintues so they would brown more evenly. Keep an eye on them after about 15 mintues so they don’t overcook, though the burnt ones are the best!
11 thoughts on “Toasty Oven Roasted Leek Greens”
Can’t wait to try this! I love using leeks in soups but never know what to do with the leftover leeks….until now! Thanks for sharing.
Let me know what you think. We love them!
I tried this recipe and I absolutely loved it! Thank you for giving me a reason to use the leek greens instead of throwing them out 🙂
So happy to hear that!!
I thoroughly cleaned my greens, cut them into 1/2″ slices and made a fantastic leek quiche. Store bought pie crust, milk, egg & cheese of choice and you’re done, but I went a few steps further with some chopped, sauteed onion and grabbed a few slices of deli, in this case, was out but had some reserved fried up bacon, all chopped up. Sort of a everything but the kitchen sink/empty the fridge of odds and ends quiche.
Thank you – I will try this. I really didn’t want to throw them away, and this is a great use for these healthy greens!
They are my favorite part. I also love them in my raw greens flatbread so give that a try if you have a dehydrator. It is amazing!