Leek Equivalents, Measures and Substitutions

Onions may be substituted for leeks in many cases

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When the recipe does not use leeks as the primary 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

More about Leeks:

Leek Cooking Tips and Hints
How to Clean Leeks
Leek Selection and Storage
• Leek Substitutions, Measures, & Equivalents
• Leek History
Leek Recipes
 

Cookbooks

Onion: The Essential Cook's Guide to Onions
Essential Onions
The Onion Lover's Cookbook
Brian Glover's Know Your Onions