This is not a traditional leek pie made with leek shafts (white part of the leeks) but made instead with leek leaves (green). Leek leaves are usually a leftover of recipes that only call for the shafts and are generally considered garbage, however you can use your leftover leek leaves to make this delicious pie. Skip to the recipe.
Leek leaves have a similar taste to the shaft, only a little stronger and are rather hard and take a little more of sauteing but the result is fantastic. You’ll end up regretting having thrown them away in the past! You can even freeze the pie and eat at some other time.
When I first started cooking I would throw the leek leaves in the garbage, regretting that only the shaft was useful. It all changed when I started inquiring into the zero-waste movement.
Food waste is a big issue around the globe, around 1/3 of the food that is produced end-up in a landfill (FAO, 2009). Which in turn produces methane a powerful greenhouse gas (Scientific American, 2015). So using every part of the product is as much about saving the environment as it is about saving money!
Try this recipe using your leftover leek leaves and let me know in the comments!
Vegan Leftover Leek Pie (Gluten-free)
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