20+ Heartwarming Vegan Leek Recipes

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by Alena Schowalter

Sweet, tender, pungent leeks are an excellent vegetable for seasonal cooking. Find meals that will swoon your taste buds, like leek mushroom pie, salads, pizza, curry, tacos, and soup in this article!

Leeks are abundant during fall to springtime, making them a beautiful seasonal addition to meals and recipes. With a mild onion flavor, leek recipes add a unique flare to your kitchen. 

Think of a leek as a cross between an onion, garlic, and spring onion. It is the most exciting allium in the room. It’s the understated sister sparkles in so many ways!

Enjoy the following vegan leek recipes and see what to make with potatoes, cauliflower, and asparagus next! 

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Best Vegan Leek Recipes

Mushroom Leek Risotto
This low-maintenance, 30-minute risotto is ideal for lazy weeknight dinners. Made with beautifully fragrant sweet leeks, peas, and sauteed mushrooms, this no-fuss risotto will fill your home and tummy with a sense of comfort!
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Vegan Potato Leek Soup
A simple, yet appetizing soup recipe that honors the subtle flavor of stewed leeks. This soup can be easily customized for your texture preferences with the option to leave it chunky or fully pureed. Crunchy roasted chickpeas add the ideal amount of crunch to the creamy soup – so delicious!
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Potato Leek Vegan Quiche
Adorn your brunch table with this yellow baked leek quiche. Tofu, leeks, and boiled potatoes create an egg-like filling that settles into a perfectly flaky pie crust! Enjoy the quiche sliced and plated with a touch of hot sauce.
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Vegan Lemon Butter Pasta with Peas & Leeks
Brighten your plate with this picture of perfect lemon butter pasta. Tumbles of al dente spaghetti swirl around charred leek and bright green peas in this fresh dinner recipe – ready in 40 minutes!
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Chickpea, Leek and Mushroom Pie
This savory pie is nice for special occasions and comforting dinners. A medley of stewed leeks, chickpeas, and mushrooms creates a mouthwatering filling that is sealed inside a flaky pie crust. This pie oozes comfort in each hot serving!
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Toasted Pine Nut and Leek Quinoa Salad
Nutty quinoa goes well with the subtle aroma of wilted leek. This mariage creates a delicate and fluffy salad that is enhanced with a generous garnish of toasted pine nuts – simple quality ingredients!
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Pesto Leek Pizza with Coconut Bacon
Get your oven ready for this flavor-packed pizza. Charred leeks, coconut bacon, gooey melted mozzarella, and a generous smear of pesto make this pizza stand out among the rest. The savory combinations of toppings will entice every pizza lover!
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Freekeh & Leek Salad with Miso Dressing
Explore the pleasant flavor of fresh chopped leek in this freekeh salad. A nutty grain and sauteed vegetables are drizzled in a zingy miso dressing. This fresh salad is packed with protein, carbs, and fat and can be enjoyed as a side or main meal!
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Freekeh Leek Salad with Miso Dressing
French-Style Braised Leeks
Braised leeks are a perfect side dish for your vegan meatloaf, baked potatoes, or freshly baked bread. This simple, eight-ingredient recipe is ready in 30 minutes and transforms the stalk of a leek into a melt-in-your-mouth, tender dish!
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Crispy Tofu and Leek Stir Fry
Toss together a quick veggie-packed dinner in 15 minutes. Crispy tofu and sweet leeks stand out in this Asian-inspired stir fry recipe. Great for weeknight dinners and meal-prep friendly!
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Roasted Beet And Leek Quinoa Salad
Looking for a new salad recipe to add variety to your routine? This roasted beet and leek salad is perfect for combining nutritious ingredients in a creative and tasty way. Sweet roasted beets, chopped leek, and a creamy caesar dressing make this salad irresistible.
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Caramelized Leek, Fennel & Onion Gratin
Take your taste buds on a delicious exploration! Enjoy the essence of licorice from fennel and caramelized onion and leeks. It’s a winning combination of flavors that bask in a bubbling hot bath of creamy goodness.
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Roasted Leeks
Let the leek's natural aroma and sweetness shine with this simple roasted recipe. A drizzle of quality olive oil, a crack of sea salt, and a dusting of paprika are all you need to make a tender and comforting side dish in less than 15 minutes – it goes great with most meals!
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Leek and Garlic Dip
Skip your tired hummus and try this elevated leek and garlic dip instead. Chickpeas are blended with olive oil, roasted leek, and garlic, creating a harmonious dip that goes well with bread, crackers, and veggies!
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Roasted Leek Cauliflower Pasta
Oven-roasted cauliflower and leeks are tossed into a creamy bowl of perfectly cooked pasta. A sprinkle of nutritional yeast and breadcrumbs adds wholesomeness to the dish – ready in 30 minutes.
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Vegan Pierogi with Potato and Leek
Potato and leek stuffed pierogies are a comfort meal that brings friends and family together. Soft purses of homemade pasta stuffed with a starchy and well-seasoned filling are happy enough, but a quick pan fry makes these golden-toasted pierogies even better!
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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
The combination of subtle sweet leeks and bold earthy mushrooms is a pairing born in a woodland fairytale. This stick-to-your-ribs meal is made from quality ingredients. Familiar flavors perfume the savory cream sauce, and sauteed mushrooms add an irresistible meatiness to the dish – so delicious!
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Banana Leek Smoothie
Start the day with a colorful serving of phytonutrients! This smoothie is packed with veggies, fruit, and berries. An array of nutrient-dense ingredients that will make you glow. Spoiler alert: the secret ingredient is 10 cm of fresh leek!
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Vegan Leek Curry
Fill your home with the wild aromas of a quality curry with this three-ingredient recipe. Wilted leeks, coconut milk, and curry powder are all you need to masterfully prepare a nutritious dinner – best served over rice!
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Crispy Potato Leek Rolls
The best recipes are the ones with minimal effort but maximum enjoyment. These three-ingredient potato leek rolls come together quickly and are a fantastic addition to any party or luncheon.
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Potato Leek Rolls
Leek Stuffed Flatbread
This Afghan-inspired stuffed flatbread is oozing with leek filling! Beautiful golden bread stuffed with savory mixture is pan-fried until brown on the outside and hot and steamy on the inside – best served with sweet chutney!
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Black Bean Tacos with Sweet Potato Hash
Soft shell tacos with a tangy sauce that drips down your chin when you bite in is an irresistible dinner. These oven-roasted leek and sweet potato tacos hit the spot for a crowd-pleasing meal that's ready in no time!
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Quick Leek & Broccoli Soup
Pull out the large pot and start simmering a lovely green vat of leek broccoli soup. This balanced soup is packed with vitamins and leafy greens and infused with the aroma of subtle onion from fresh leek. Especially tasty when served with cheesy toast!
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20+ Heartwarming Vegan Leek Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Try these tasty vegan leek recipes featuring the seasonal sweet, tender, and pungent vegetable! Find soups, salads, curry, tacos, and more.
Serves 4


Easy Leeks with Beans

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large leeks washed and trimmed
  • 1 14- oz can of navy beans drained
  • Vegan cheese sauce to taste


  • Place a pan on low heat and add the olive oil. Slice the leek into discs and add them to the pan.
  • Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the leek has slightly softened.
  • Stir in the beans and vegan cheese sauce and let cook until everything is warm, thick, and creamy.
  • Serve warm with potatoes!


  • Use your favorite beans for this recipe.
  • Any creamy vegan sauce works.
  • Nutrition has been calculated without sauce.
  • Find 20+ more vegan leek recipes in the article above!
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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