What Can You Do With Leftover Leeks? Make Leek Chips!

Updated on December 13, 2019
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Leek Chips

Ready to munch!
Ready to munch!
A great soup topping!  Stronger than scallions.
A great soup topping! Stronger than scallions.

Leek Chips

Leeks are a bit of a strange vegetable. It isn't the type of vegetable people just have on hand. Most of the time when you buy leeks, you're doing so for a specific recipe. So we often use only part of this flavorful food—and then just throw the rest of it away.

Often, I make soups with the bottom part of the leeks, but then I'm left with the unneeded tops. I got sick of throwing the tops away, and I wanted to find a way to use them. I don't like to waste food if I can avoid it.

These chips are the perfect solution. You can enjoy them with a salad or as a soup topping. They're equally delicious by themselves or with a dip. They have a light crunch and a crispy, distinguished onion flavor, so you don't even need to season them. They keep well in an airtight container. They are a nice, resourceful, and healthy vegan snack!

The only downside to making these chips is that it's a bit time-consuming. The chips take a long time to dry out, so plan to make them ahead if you need them as a garnish for another dish.

So stop throwing away those leek tops! Enjoy them with other foods or as a healthy snack on their own.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 5 min
Yields: Yields 5 oz or more

Use a Food Dehydrator or an Oven

  1. Clean your leeks really well (they tend to be full of dirt/sand), use the tops to slice into square or rectangular shapes
  2. If you are using an oven, line a baking pan with parchment paper and bake at 130 degrees (or on your lowest oven setting) for 8 hours.
  3. If you are using a food dehydrator, line the dehydrator with your leek slices and dehydrate for 8 hours at about a 115-130 degree setting.
  4. Enjoy as a snack with or without dip, or as a crispy, crunchy topping on salads or soup. Store in airtight containers or a sealed bag.

Prepping Leek Chips

Cut and clean the tops of your leeks that'd you'd usually toss in the bin.
Cut and clean the tops of your leeks that'd you'd usually toss in the bin.
Arrange the tops on a food dehydrator tray or in an oven on parchment paper.  We use the food dehydrator.
Arrange the tops on a food dehydrator tray or in an oven on parchment paper. We use the food dehydrator.
Finally done
Finally done

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