Roasted Leeks Recipe a Flavorful Side Dish

I can usually come up with entree ideas, but I seem to be in a rut when it comes to side dishes. I tend to end up making some kind of potato dish, corn, green beans, salads, or asparagus. Roasted leeks weren’t even on my radar.

Roasted Leeks

We eat a lot of vegetables and although I eat meat, I consider myself a flexitarian. So, I make a lot of vegetarian or plant-based meals.

Even though I do love all vegetables, I don’t buy leeks that often. But I had to pick up some leeks for a recipe recently and bought more than I needed.

Leeks are similar to scallions or green onions, they’re larger with a sweeter more mild flavor than green onions, though.

So, I thought why not try baking them?

Thus, roasted leeks are now one of my new favorite side dishes.

Roasted Leeks (Print Recipe Here)

Ingredients

  • 6 Leeks
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 ½ tsp. Fresh chopped thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Roasted Leeks

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut the white stems off of the leeks, and remove any green outer leaves. You mostly want the white part of the stem. So, when choosing leeks for this recipe, select leeks that have longer white stems instead of, the larger green leaves.
  3. Slice each leek in half lengthwise, and rinse the leek under running water to get rid of any dirt or sand held between the leaves.
  4. Place the leeks cut side up in a 13×9 baking dish.
  5. Brush the leeks with olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle the leeks with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon over the top of the leeks.
  8. Sprinkle the chopped fresh thyme over the leeks.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with fresh lemon wedges and sprigs of thyme for garnish.

roasted leeks

roasted leeks

Roasted Leeks

roasted leeks

Roasted Leeks

Note: Leeks are dirty because they grow up through the dirt capturing dirt in between its leaves, so rinsing them thoroughly under running water is needed.

Roasted Leeks

If you’ve never tried roasting leeks before, I highly recommend giving this side dish a try. Baked Leeks go with just about anything, it’s delicious and so easy to prepare and make.

One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables is by roasting them. Not only is roasting veggies easy and fairly hands-off cooking, but roasting also adds a depth of flavor to vegetables I don’t think you can get any other way.

I love how you get some caramelization and tender vegetables, yet, crispy edges. So if you love roasting vegetables, try roasted leeks as your next side dish.

This side dish may steal the show.

baked leeks

Roasted Leeks

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Roasted leeks are an easy side dish that's perfect for Easter, Sunday dinner, or any day of the week. It pairs well with most entrees, chicken, beef, or pork.

Ingredients

  • 6 Leeks
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 ½ tsp. Fresh chopped thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut the white stems off of the leeks, and remove any green outer leaves. You mostly want the white part of the stem. So, when choosing leeks for this recipe, select leeks that have longer white stems instead of, the larger green leaves.
  3. Slice each leek in half lengthwise, and rinse the leek under running water to get rid of any dirt or sand held between the leaves.
  4. Place the leeks cut side up in a 13x9 baking dish.
  5. Brush the leeks with olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle the leeks with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon over the top of the leeks.
  8. Sprinkle the chopped fresh thyme over the leeks.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with fresh lemon wedges and sprigs of thyme for garnish.

Notes

Roasted Leeks are a good Keto side dish with only 4 net carbs.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 16.6gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCarbohydrates: 15.6gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 11.6gSugar: 11.5gProtein: 8.2g

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