If you like the taste of onions but find them a bit too pungent try cooking with leeks instead. Leeks are a relative of onions and garlic and although they look like giant scallions their flavor is much milder.
Native to the Mediterranean, leeks offer not only a world of flavor but they rich in vitamin A and K. Leeks also possess compounds that may improve eye health and may even prevent cancer, according to this medical study.
Sautéed leeks make a great base for egg dishes and braises but they are especially delicious in soups. Just follow these tips for how to prepare leeks for soup:
wash the leeks under running water
trim off the dark green leafy tops and the roots
slice the leeks in half and cut into thin slices
place the leeks in a bowl of cold water
swirl the leeks and allow the grit to fall to the bottom of the bowl
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