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Leek Equivalents, Measures and Substitutions

Onions may be substituted for leeks in many cases


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© 2007 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone
When the recipe does not use leeks as the prime ingredient, mild sweet onions or green onions may be substituted. You might also want to experiment substituting leeks in onion recipes, especially soups and stews.

Leek Equivalents and Measures

• 2 leeks = 1 side dish serving
• 1/2 cup cooked = 1 serving
• 2 pounds leeks = 1 pound cleaned
• 2 pounds leeks = about 4 cups chopped
• 2 pounds leeks = 2 cups cooked chopped
• 1 pound leeks = 2 cups chopped
• 1-1/4 pounds leeks = 2 large leeks
• 1-1/4 pounds leeks = 3 medium leeks

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Leek Cooking Tips and Hints
How to Clean Leeks
Leek Selection and Storage
Leek Substitutions, Measures, & Equivalents
Leek History
Leek Lore and Legends
Leek Health Benefits
Leek Recipes
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